3-day workshop: Building high-performing campus infrastructures for research
from 24 SEP 2018 until 26 SEP 2018
On September 24-26, ASTRON hosted a 3-day workshop in Dwingeloo (NL) in collaboration with GÉANT, PSNC, ESnet and SURF. In this workshop infrastructure topics related to networks and storage to support research workflows were discussed.
- 24 Sep 2018
- ASTRON, Dwingeloo
- 50 Euro
- Prior knowledge needed?
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- Practical skills
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Take a look at the presentations
- Pieter de Boer, Network Infrastructures and Architectures (pdf), SURFnet
- Michael Sinatra, Science DMZ and Security (pdf), ESnet
- Richard Hughes-Jones, Data Transfer Nodes and Tuning (pdf), GÉANT
- Tim Chown, Using perfSONAR (pdf), JISC
- Szymon Trocha, perfSONAR in PSNC (pdf), PSNC
- Ron Trompert, Data Transfers, Storage Systems, and Configuration (pdf) and Data Flows, Storage And Storage Tuning And All That (pdf), SURFsara
- Antoine Delvaux and Szymon Trocha, PSNC/GÉANT Tutorial slides:
Research data require different network architectures
Researchers are faced with increasing volumes of data. Further, the infrastructure needed to support the storage, movement, and accessibility of research data needs to be optimized for high-speed data transfers. This is different from the typical general-purpose infrastructure, which usually includes a firewall to support business operations. Research data require different network architectures to ensure data mobility, different security policies that allow high data transfer performance and of course plenty of storage. In addition, understanding the research user requirements and workflows are crucial in designing these infrastructures.