Greg Bell was recently tapped to head the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, better known as ESnet. In this piece, he describes how the network itself is part of the scientific process. During his Q&A with Berkley Lab’s Jon Bashor, Bell notes how there are…..
Researchers take their datasets into the fast lane.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/ESnet_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”114″ height=”119″ />In order to help research institutions capitalize on the growing availability of high-bandwidth networks to manage their growing data sets, the DOE’s Energy Sciences Network, known as ESnet, is working with the scientific community to encourage the use of a network design model called the “Science DMZ.” Leading the development of this effort is Eli Dart, a network engineer with previous experience at Sandia National Laboratories and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. In this interview, Dart talks about the nature of the project and explains how such an architecture can help researchers.
Researchers at Internet2 and ESNet are making use of idle network infrastructure to develop strategies for next-generation Internet use.
For a week in November, New Orleans will be home to one of the most advanced networks in the world. SCinet forms the data backbone of the annual SC conference: it takes months to build and connects to the world’s most advanced data networks, but it is only active for seven days each year before it is torn down and planning starts for next year.