ESnet’s Eli Dart to Present Case Study at GlobusWorld Conference


The 11th annual GlobusWORLD conference, to be held April 16-18, 2013, will feature a presentation by ESnet’s Eli Dart on how the Science DMZ infrastructure combined with Globus Online is helping a scientist at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source keep up with a 50-fold increase in data generation.

Globus Online has become a primary on-ramp for researchers to access high performance networks like ESnet for rapidly sharing data or to use remote computing facilities like NERSC. This year’s conference at Argonne National Laboratory focuses on “moving, syncing and sharing” research data at scale.

Dart, an ESnet network engineer, will discuss “Optimizing Data Management at the Advanced Light Source with a Science DMZ.” ESnet is working with scientists at the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Lab who are seeing massive increases in the data output of their experiments and who now require HPC and network resources to support their research. Dart’s talk details ESnet’s work with an ALS scientist who needed new resources to handle a 50-fold increase in data generation.

 ESnet staff worked with the beamline scientist to deploy new infrastructure based on the ‘Science DMZ’ architecture where data-intensive science applications are run on dedicated infrastructure specifically configured for high performance.

Leveraging Globus Online as the data primary data transfer tool on the Science DMZ, the beamline scientist now seamlessly transmits data to DOE’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) in Oakland, where the data is stored, managed and shared with other researchers.

Last November, ESnet and Globus Online announced a collaboration to help scientists better manage the growing amounts of data they need to move, share, and analyze worldwide. Read the announcement.

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