For those interested in networking topics, you will want to check out the Network-aware Data Management workshop @SC13. This all day workshop on Sunday November 17th includes a number of talks related to high-speed networking, including a talk by ESnet’s Brian Tierney on the ESnet 100G Network Testbed. Other talks include “Supporting Climate Modeling Over Named Data Networking” from Christos Papadopoulos, Colorado State University, “Challenges and Solutions in Large Scale Data Movement” by Martin Swany, Indiana University, and many more.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and engineers from academia, government, and industry to discuss emerging trends and new technological developments in dynamic resource provisioning, intelligent data-flow and resource coordination, network-aware application design issues, and 100Gbps network performance problems.
When the Colorado Convention Center becomes the best-connected site on the planet for SC13 from Nov. 17-22, ESnet will be providing a significant portion of the connectivity, which will be used to support live demos by Caltech (booth 3118), Ciena (booth 1924), NASA (booth 822) and the Laboratory for Advanced Computing / Open Cloud Consortium (booth 828 ). Additionally, Brocade (booth 109) will use OSCARS – ESnet’s on-demand bandwidth reservation system – in demonstrations of multi-layer software defined networking.
For Caltech, ESnet will provide four 100G paths to bring data to Denver from CERN in Switzerland, Fermilab in Illinois, DOE’s NERSC (National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center) in California and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.
For demonstrations in the NASA booth, ESnet will provide two paths – one a northern route and the other a southern route – from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
Ciena, in collaboration with ESnet and Internet2, will be delivering unprecedented support for the SCinet network at SC13 through a high-capacity 400G transport network that will carry three of the 100G links that ESnet brings to the Denver show floor.
In the Laboratory for Advanced Computing / Open Cloud Consortium booth, ESnet will provide two paths for a demonstration by the Naval Research Laboratory and the University of Chicago/International Center for Advanced Internet Research, or iCAIR.
Additionally, Brocade (booth 109) will use OSCARS – ESnet’s on-demand bandwidth reservation system – in demonstrations of multi-layer software defined networking. If you miss seeing this at SC, the demonstration will be showcased live on SDNCentral’s DemoFriday on November 22. Learn more at http://www.sdncentral.com/events/brocade-infinera-esnet-sdn-demo/.
Key to all of this are the efforts of the SCinet team that works to provide bandwidth into and throughout the convention center. ESnet staff supporting SCinet are Patrick Dorn, Andy Lake, Lauren Rotman and Jason Zurawski.
At the SC13 conference to be held Nov. 17-22, networking experts from the Department of Energy’s ESnet will share their expertise and experience in two tutorials designed to help high performance computing center managers and IT staff simplify and accelerate data transfers on the network. Not only does ESnet operate the nation’s fastest network for scientific research at 100 gigiabits per second, but ESnet staff also work with their counterparts at computing facilities to help them make the most effective use of their high-speed connections.