First Workshop on the perfSONAR Network Measurement Infrastructure
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Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program
Large Scale Networking (LSN) Coordinating Group
National Science Foundation
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Department of Energy - Office of Science
Advanced Scientific Computing Research
This 1.5-day workshop will bring together researchers, applications developers, network operators, network managers, and others with an interest in network research and network performance monitoring and measurement. The goal of the workshop is to use perfSONAR as a focus to cross-fertilize ideas from the network research community and the needs of the research and education networks around the world, documenting open areas and best practices. Potential focus areas are detailed in the full Call for Participation.
Researchers will benefit by presenting relevant research projects, hearing operational and engineering needs, and learning about the protocols and system as a distribution channel for research results. Operators and engineers will benefit through exposure to research results and by articulating engineering challenges and research needs, and learning how perfSONAR might meet some of your needs. Because perfSONAR is relatively easy to extend and deploy, discussions are expected to have impact on the future development of perfSONAR protocols as well as deployments.
The result of the workshop is expected to be the creation of an ongoing community of interest coupled with a report summarizing the current community consensus on potential research focus areas, deployment strategies, open issues, and operational requirements.
This workshop is open to 80 participants; potential attendees are asked to read the Call for Participation, submit a paragraph explanation of their interest in attending, and provide supporting information if requested. The Executive Committee will review all submissions, select a representative group of researchers, applications developers, and network operators to participate. As they are confirmed, their names will be added to the official roster.
perfSONAR is an extensible, standards-based network performance monitoring middleware infrastructure, that not only facilitates the ability to solve end-to-end performance problems on paths crossing several networks but also enables network-aware applications. This infrastructure supports performance data collection and exchange between multiple networks using well-known protocols and formats. perfSONAR was designed and developed internationally, by technologists within the research and education networking community. perfSONAR is based on schemas developed in an open standards body, the Open Grid Forum. More than 68 entities around the world, ranging from backbone networks to universities to government laboratories have deployed perfSONAR. For more information, see: psps.perfsonar.net (Perl-based effort in the U.S., including links to use-cases) and www.perfsonar.net (overview of the international project).
|This material is based upon work supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. CNS-1019008. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.||perfSONAR is an infrastructure for network performance monitoring, making it easier to solve performance problems on paths crossing several networks. Project partners||This material is based upon work supported, in part, by the Department of Energy. The views and opinions expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States government or any agency thereof.|