Would your research project significantly benefit from enhanced global network connectivity? The Enlighten Your Research Program Global (EYR-Global) is seeking such projects and the deadline for proposals is June 7.
The EYR-Global program, sponsored by ESnet and 11 other leading national research and education networks around the globe, was patterned after SURFnet’s successful national Enlighten Your Research competition in the Netherlands and represents an important step forward in helping researchers in all fields to incorporate advanced global research networks to significantly improve discoveries and collaboration.
In 2013, the first inaugural EYR-Global program resulted in four research projects in climate research, life sciences, and computer science receiving awards in the form of network resources and/or engineering consultations to improve the research workflows in each project.
For 2015, EYR-Global is seeking to support even more projects. The two-step proposal process includes review by a panel of judges representing each of the sponsoring organizations. Final EYR-Global proposal projects may have access to:
High performance network infrastructures operated by participating NRENs and their partners.
Support and consultation with expert network engineers to devise the best end-to-end network connectivity plan to support the proposed research.
Commitment from each participating NREN for an agreed level of network resource provisioning and ongoing support during the program period.
I’ll be busy in Brazil next week. Sharing the newsletter article about it with the Blog readers:
ESnet’s Monga Keynotes Two R&E Network Workshops
ESnet’s Chief Technology Officer Inder Monga will keynote two workshops and participate in a panel focusing on research and education (R&E) networks in Brazil next week.
On May 18, Monga opens the National Research and Education Network Workshop (WRNP) hosted by ESnet’s Brazilian counterpart. In his talk, entitled “R&E Networks: Imagining the next generation,” Monga will focus on new ideas in R&E networks, from technologies like software defined networking (SDN) and named data networking (NDN) to collaborative architectures to build an internet of different capabilities for global science collaborations. He will also showcase the challenges R&E networks face and focus on enabling end-to-end architectures, including concepts like the Science DMZ.
On May 22, Monga opens the Experimental Research Workshop of the Future Internet (WPIEF). His keynote is entitled “Moving from SDN demo to operations: Challenges.”
Both workshops are held as part of the Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SBRC) conference where Monga will contribute to a May 19 panel discussing “Challenges in the Development of Network Infrastructure, Testbeds for Software Defined Networks.”
BioTeam and ESnet are partnering to offer a webinar on the Science DMZ architectural paradigm. While streamlining a network design to facilitate “friction free” research paths, the Science DMZ has been widely adopted by the research and education (R&E) community and is being implemented at many locations around the world. Using this approach, the task of data mobility becomes less of a mystery, and more of a routine part of scientific networks.
This event will occur on Monday, May 18th, between 2pm and 4pm EDT and is open to the general public. We would like to encourage network operators and researchers (including, but not limited to, life science researchers) to attend this no-cost event. For complete information on registration and logistical details, visit: http://bioteam.net/2015/04/science-dmz-101/. Registration will close when the number of registration slots has been exhausted.
BioTeam is a high-performance consulting practice. They are dedicated to delivering objective, technology agnostic solutions to life science researchers by leveraging technologies customized for scientific objectives.
The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is a high-performance, unclassified network built to support scientific research. ESnet provides services to more than 40 DOE research sites, and peers with over 140 research and commercial networks.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has recognized ESnet staff members with a DOE Secretarial Honor Award for their development of OSCARS, the On-demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System. OSCARS is a software service that creates dedicated bandwidth channels for scientists who need to move massive, time-critical data sets around the world.
The Secretarial Honor Awards are the department’s highest form of non-monetary employee recognition. Individual and team awardees are selected by the Secretary of Energy. Secretary Moniz presented the 2015 DOE Secretarial Honor Awards during a special program held May 8 at DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C. ESnet staff who received the award are William E. Johnston, Evangelos Chaniotakis, Chin P. Guok, Andrew Lake, Inder Monga, Eric Pouyoul and Mary Thompson.
“This is truly a great honor for the ESnet team and we’re gratified by the Secretary’s recognition of the important role networking plays in scientific discovery,” said ESnet Director Greg Bell.