ESnet to Support Leading-Edge Demos at SC18

During SC18, ESnet staff will be working with other research organizations and vendors to support a series of demos at the forefront of networking, including the use of new hardware and software. These demos include:

  • SENSE: In collaboration with two universities and three national laboratories, ESnet will demonstrate its Software-defined Network for End-to-end Networked Science at Exascale research project.
Topology of the SENSE demo at SC18.
  • FAUCET: ESnet is collaborating with the University of Waikato in New Zealand and the faucet Foundation on a very large, never-before-done deployment of the Faucet controller, which was created to bring the benefits of software-defined networking to a typical enterprise network and has been deployed in various settings.
  • Monon400: As part of the Network Research Exhibition (NRE) at SC18, ESnet is collaborating with Indiana University (IU), Ciena and Internet2 to power Monon400, the fastest network ever built for research and education.

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