Submissions Now Open for Workshop on Improving Data Management for Climate Science

ESnet and Internet2 are now accepting submissions for the Focused Technical Workshop on Improving Data Mobility & Management for International Climate Science. The workshop, hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will be held July 14-16, 2014, in Boulder, Colo.

The program committee is seeking presentation proposals for these focus areas:

  • Technology Best Practices
  • Scientific Drivers
  • Facility Overviews

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please send an email to that includes the title, length of talk, abstract, name of speaker and contact information (title, organization, and email for any speakers other than the submitter).

Submissions are due by Wednesday, April 30. Accepted speakers will be notified by May 15.

ESnet and Internet2 – in collaboration with partners Indiana University (IU), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and NOAA – are hosting the workshop to bring together network, software and data management experts with scientists from the international climate community. The goal is to initiate a dialogue among climate scientists, climate data manager, and cyberinfrastructure engineers with the aim of building longer-term relationships. The workshop also seeks to provide climate researchers with immediately useful tools and resources for improved data transport and management.

The workshop will include a slate of invited speakers and panelists in a format designed to encourage lively, interactive discussions with the goal of developing a set of tangible next steps for supporting this data-intensive science community. The workshop intends to include breakout sessions as well as many opportunities for professional networking.

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ESnet’s Inder Monga Quoted in Gov’t Computer News Story on SDN

In a Government Computer News article on government agencies experimenting with Software Defined Networking, writer John Moore interviewed several experts from federal agencies, including ESnet Chief Technologist Inder Monga,

Moore writes “Science-minded government agencies and universities are exploring software-defined networking (SDN), an emerging field of technology research that seeks to liberate networking from its traditional hardware orientation.

“SDN could dramatically change the way governments deploy communications systems, say computer science researchers, who see networks lagging behind servers and storage when it comes to management control and other benefits of virtualization.

“Now agencies looking to upgrade their networks may have real opportunities to do so, given recent developments in using SDN to program and virtualize enterprise networks, experts say.”

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  ESnet Chief Technologist Inder Monga

ESnet‘s Inder Monga, Chris Tracy to Make Four Presentations at Global Optical Networking Conference

Between March 9-13, 12,000 attendees from more than 65 countries are expected to convene at San Francisco’s Moscone Center for OFC 2014, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition. Among the speakers are ESnet Chief Technologist Inder Monga and ESnet Network Engineer Chris Tracy. Sponsored by The Optical Society (OSA), the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Photonics Society, OFC is the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals.

On Sunday, March 9, Monga is one of five speakers at a workshop on “Does SDN (Software Defined Networking) Spell the End for GMPLS (Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching)?”

On Monday, March 10, Monga is one of two speakers in a panel discussion on  “Why are Non-Carriers Building Their Own Networks?” as part of the OSA Executive Forum , an event for business leaders in networking and communications technology.

On Tuesday, May 11, he will be one of three speakers in a session on “Advancing Optical Solutions in Cloud Computing, Communications and Networking.

On Wednesday, March 12, Tracy will present “When Routers are Masters of Colored Light” as part of a panel discussion on “Packet Optical Convergence.”

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