Attend a Hands-on Workshop for Science DMZs, SDN, and perfSONAR

Join ESnet, Indiana University and Internet2 in an upcoming hands-on workshop! Called the Operating Innovative Networks (OIN) Workshop, the meeting aims to help campus and lab network engineers deploy next-gen research networks that can support data-intensive science.

After the first successful workshop in Washington DC, the next workshop in the series will be held at the CIC Big Ten Conference Center in the Chicago area on October 3-4, 2013 and will be open to 30 attendees with no registration fee.

Only 30 seats are available and there is no registration fee!!

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The workshop will consist of 1.5 days of presentation material along with “hands-on” exercises for building and deploying Science DMZs, Software Defined Networks, perfSONAR and Data Transfer Nodes.  The content will be particularly useful for CC-NIE awardees that are being funded to upgrade their networks with these technologies.  By the end of the event, attendees will have a better understanding of the requirements for supporting scientific use of the network, architectural strategies that can simplify these interactions, and knowledge of tools that can mitigate problems users may encounter.

For complete information on the program, location and registration details, visit:

Greg Bell answers 5 quick questions about networking’s ties to supercomputing

The Department of Energy has a new campaign to highlight the contributions of that national laboratories, with a different theme each month. In September, DOE is celebrating scientific supercomputing. Those on the networking side know that ESnet provides the critical connections between tens of thousands of scientist, supercomputing centers like NERSC and experimental facilities across the country and around the globe. Greg gets back to basics as he answers five quick questions about ESnet and its role in scientific discovery.

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ESnet’s Greg Bell

Video of Aug. 22 ESnet, Globus Online Webinar on Managing Scientific Data Now Available

Researchers who missed the Aug. 22 webinar on managing scientific data can now watch a video of the event, which was sponsored by ESnet and Globus Online. The session covered tools for cutting-edge data transfer and best practices for managing data, and included presentations by two scientists who have used these technologies to accelerate their science workflow and discovery. Globus Online is used by both ESnet and NERSC and provides easy-to-use services and tools for research data management.

A video recording of the webinar, as well as an audio version and the slides are all available at: