2016 TechEx Conference Taps ESnet’s Expertise


From determining the future networking needs of researchers to speeding up the flow of scientific data, ESnet staff will share their expertise at the 2016 Technology Exchange being held Sept. 25-28 in Miami. The 2016 edition of TechEx is presented by Internet2 and co-hosted by Florida International University, The University of Florida and Florida LambdaRail.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, Jason Zurawski and Kate Mace of ESnet’s Science Engagement Team led “Demystifying the Science Requirements Review Process for Networking,” a half-day tutorial on the ESnet network requirements review process in the context of the Research and Education (R&E) networking community.

Brian Tierney, head of the Advanced Network Technologies Group, is one of three speakers presenting an overview of the newly released perfSONAR 4.0 network measurement software tool on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Andy Lake of the Advanced Network Technologies Group will present a “perfSONAR 4.0 Feature Tour,” highlighting many of the important new additions and enhancements found in perfSONAR 4.0. It will cover topics such as improvements to MaDDash, updated test result charts, new central test configuration features, and information about OS upgrades.

Tierney will give another talk on Tuesday on “Improving Performance of 40G/100G Data Transfer Nodes,” which will cover host tuning for 40G/100G hosts, as well as new TCP enhancements that can greatly improve the stability of high-speed flows.