Science & Engineering
Internet2 Members in the science and engineering communities are using high-performance networking for interactive collaboration; distributed data storage and data mining; large-scale, multi-site computation; real-time access to remote resources; dynamic data visualization, and shared virtual reality. The science and engineering communities are also actively engaged in Internet2's middleware and network performance initiatives, among others.
Prof. Harvey Newman explains the current CMS Higgs Search Results.
LHC Circulates First Beam
September 10, 2008, marked the first-ever success in circulating a beam of subtomic particles around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. When LHC experiments begin in October 2008, terabytes of data will flow over networks such as Internet2 to thousands of researchers around the globe, including over 1700 in the United States.
LHC Workshop Series
Workshop Summary Now Available!
With the Large Hadron Collider at CERN going live in 2008, Internet2 is committed to working with the LHC community to develop a comprehensive plan for delivering to U.S. participants the vast amounts of science data this amazing instrument. To accomplish this goal, Internet2 is working with member campuses to host a series of one-day regional workshops. These workshops will provide an open dialog between the U.S. LHC participants and the various (campus, connector, regional, and national) network providers. We anticipate that this dialog will aid us in determining:
- How scientists plan on using the experimental data, including local and remote processing of datasets.
- How much data must be moved into and out of your University or physics lab, and and over what time scales.
- What types of services network providers will need to provide, from shared IP to long lived dedicated circuits.
- What steps the network providers will need to take to meet these traffic needs.
Please see the main conference page for more detail and links to the individual workshops.
ESnet and Internet2 Partner To Deploy Next Generation Network for Scientific Research and Discovery
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Internet2 announced a partnership to deploy a highly reliable, high capacity nationwide network that will greatly enhance the capabilities of researchers across the country who participate in the DOE's scientific research efforts. Learn more.
In Our Community
A number of other organizations are involved in high-performance networking applications in the sciences and engineering arenas.
- Global Grid Forum
- Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
- Gemini Observatory
- MIT Haystack Observatory
- Square Kilometre Array (SKA)
- National Virtual Observatory
- AMPATH Astronomy Working Group
- Internet2 End-to-End Performance Initiative
- Internet2 Land Speed Record
Science & Engineering Library
- Science & Engineering InfoSheet [pdf]
- eVLBI Over Advanced Networks [pdf]
- LHC Workshop Summary [pdf]
- The Internet2 Commons: Supporting Distributed Engineering Collaboration, by Thomas A. Finholt
- Archiving the Universe, by Kathleen Ricker
of the World, Unite! A Cosmic Database Emerges,
by Bruce Schechter
- Arecibo's Internet2 Connection Gives Researchers Greater Access, by Robert Myers
- High-Speed Links Connect 2 Telescopes 7,000 Miles Apart—and the Astronomers Who Use Them, by Florence Olsen