100 Gbps transatlantic science trials workshop at SC13
When: Monday, November 18th
Place: Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202-3999 US
Room: Crystal Peak A
Map from SC13
As data sizes continue to grow, domain scientists continue to struggle to make smart use of the high speed networks avialable to them. In support of this, the US National Science foundation has made three suppplemental awards in order to support advances in support for 100 gigabit networking. The three supplements are:
- International Networks at Indiana University received a supplement to the America Connects to Europe (ACE) award (ACI-0962973) to support end-user science, the use of the Lustre distributed file system, and better monitoring and prediction for 100G networks.
- Florida International University received a supplement to the Americas Lightpaths (AmLIght) award (ACI-0963053) to deploy an unprecedented experimental 100G alien wave between the U.S. and Brazil.
- The StarLight consortium received a IRNC supplement (OCI-0962997) to create the Petascale Science Prototype Services Facility (PSPSF), an initiative to design and implement network architectures, services, and core capabilities in support of Big Data science over 100 Gbps trans-Atlantic paths.
In support of these awards, we will be holding a half day workshop to discuss the probelms and capabilities of the 100G testbeds and application use. This workshop is open, but we request that you rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
1pm: Opening statement and introductions, Dr. Jennifer Schopf, IU
- NSF and 100G Support, Kevin Thompson, NSF
- Overview of the StarLight supplement, Joe Mambretti, NWU
- Overview of the CIARA supplement, Julio Ibarra, FIU (press release here)
- Overview of the ACE Supplement, Jennifer Schopf, IU
1:30: Experiences with the ESNet 100G Testbed, Brian Tierney, ESNet
2:00: Applications and their challenges (Structured as: Experiences to date on prototyping 100 Gbps services, migrating to a wider range of services, additional challenges to be addressed.)
- Lustre use over 100G, Abhinav Thota, IU
- PanSTARRS, Steve Smith, U Hawaii
- Science Gateways: Rion Dooley
- Distributed data storage: Paul Sheldon
- LHCONE: Artur Barczyk, CERN
- Applications focused on data intensive science and distributed research environment, Joe Mambretti, NWU
- Sage at 100G, Maxine Brown, UIC
- Science dmz and 100g – Ohio to Brazil: Marcio Faerman, OSU
- Open Science Data Cloud: Heidi Alvarez, FIU
- Monitoring 100G Networks, Martin Swany, IU
3:30 Special Issues Related to 100 Gbps Networking
- Dale Finkleson, I2, Eli Dart, ESnet, and Jeronimo Aguiar, AMPath
- Panel to address known issues already encountered and anticipated by 100 G applications
- Anticipated new network approaches required for effective use of 100 G networks
4:00 Concluding remarks and discussion
For additional information, please contact Jennifer Schopf (email@example.com).