ESnet Staff to Host Hands-on perfSONAR Workshop at Grace Hopper Conference


Esnet’s Sowmya Balasubramanian and Mary Hester will present a workshop on “Exploring an Open-Source Software on Miniature Computers” at the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing to be held Oct. 14 – 16 in Houston, Texas. Balasubramanian is a software developer for the Advanced Network Technologies Group at ESnet and Hester is a member of ESnet’s Science Engagement Team.

The Oct. 15 workshop attendees will explore the free, open-source software perfSONAR (Performance focused Service Oriented Network monitoring Architecture). Co-developed by ESnet, perfSONAR is a network monitoring and measurement tool to help network and IT staff understand and visualize packet loss and throughput problems on network connections through active testing and publishing of the data. The workshop will simulate a world-wide network of servers to troubleshoot and explore networking on small single-board computers.

perfsonar_piMmmmm…raspberry pi — just the thing for
serving up a workshop on using small computers
for network performance measurement.