In an interview with HPCwire editor Nicole Hemsoth, Brian Tierney, leader of the ESnet Advanced Network Technologies Group at ESnet’s 100G Network Testbed Project, discusses network performance issues, including the 1,000th deployment of the perfSONAR network measurement software.
In the 20-minute interview, Brian talks about how he originally got interested in network performance, the current state of ESnet and how institutions can assess and improve the performance of their network connections, such as referring to the fasterdata.es.net knowledge base. He also describes how Science DMZs can safely transfer massive datasets around firewalls and touches on the potential of Software Defined Networking.
Take a listen at: http://www.hpcwire.com/soundbite/milestones-hpc-network-performance/
ESnet’s Brian Tierney