July 6, 2010
ESnet will be presenting at the Summer Joint Techs / ESCC meeting next week July 11-15 in Columbus, Ohio. July 11, Joe Metzger and Brian Tierney will be giving a tutorial on “Improving End to End Bulk Data Transfer Rates” at 3 pm that focuses on the problems of moving TeraByte-scale data sets, and Jon Dugan will talk about Iperf in the Network Tools Tutorial. July 12, at 2:40 pm, Brian Tierney will also be giving a Status Update on the DOE ANI Network Testbed. July 13, at 10 am, ESnet’s Inder Monga will be replacing Chris Tracy on the panel “Dynamic Provisioning in Multi-Layer, Multi-Vendor Networks“, and Jon Dugan will give another presentation on ESxSNMP. And finally, at 8:20 am on the 14th, Steve Cotter will give an ESnet Update.
Immediately following Joint Techs, the ESnet Site Coordinating Committee Meeting begins at 1 pm. The agenda is posted here: http://indico.fnal.gov/conferenceOtherViews.py?view=standard&confId=3428 The ESnet team’s talks will outline the nuts and bolts behind 4 key areas integral to ESnet’s overall strategy:
1. Being an essential scientific resource for DOE. ESnet is making great strides in providing optimal connectivity between DOE labs as well as further developing dedicated network resources, such as our securing of dark fiber at Brookhaven. We are laying the groundwork to manage rapidly accelerating increases in DOE scientific networking traffic. The first afternoon, Steve Cotter will give a more detailed update on ESnet’s activities at 2:10 pm and Greg Bell will lead the discussion about the ESnet implications of site reliance on cloud or externally-hosted services at 3:55 pm.
2. Knowing our users better than anyone. Steve Cotter will talk about new ways we will be reaching out to and listening to our users needs during his talk.
3. Setting a global standard for user experience. We may not have invented the seamless user experience, but end to end data transmission is all our users care about. To that end we will be talking about our work on Graphite, URL and Weathermap. Also, Thursday starting at 9:40 am Joe Metzger will report on the PerfSONAR Joint Interagency Demonstration Project followed by Evangelos Chaniotakis’s presentation on ESnet’s virtual circuit services status.
4. Efficiency. Helping our users optimize their networking resources in collaborations, accessing instrumentation and exascale computing needs in the most energy efficient ways possible. Be sure not to miss Wednesday evening’s Focus Session on improving WAN network performance with Eli Dart and Joe Metzger beginning at 6:30 pm.
See you in Columbus!