September 9, 2005
Not the Internet You Know
An ambitious experiment could point the way to tomorrow's academic network
The next time you get testy waiting for a Web page or a digitized song to download to your computer, be glad that you are not Harvey B. Newman. Slow networks cause him far bigger headaches.
Mr. Newman, a professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, needs to send huge files across the Internet to Caltech from the CERN high-energy-physics laboratory in Switzerland. The files contain data