The ESnet Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC) meeting on 22-23 October was attended by over 50 members representing all of the major DOE sites and projects supported by our team. This was the first ESCC meeting held via Zoom.
The meeting focused on network resiliency, both on lessons learned from adapting to working from home, as well as longer term plans for ESnet6.
Highlights of the sessions were ESnet’s director Inder Monga’s presentation on the ways we ensured operational continuity during the pandemic.
The DOE ESnet program manager, Ben Brown, provided a vision for future research opportunities as well as future operational needs for the nation’s scientific complex.
Attendees identified several key activities for ESCC collaboration as part of advancing shared resilience goals. Foremost among these is the creation of a working group to develop improved metrics for ESnet resilience, to identify ways that resilience features can be better incorporated into infrastructure funding and planning, and to establish better ways to engage scientific programs into risk management processes.
ESnet thanks ESCC participants for attending and we look forward to returning to in-person ESCC meetings in future!