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The Bio-IT World Cloud Summit Features Internet2's Dr. Michael Sullivan

Aug 24, 2012, by Ryan Bass
Tags: 100 gigabit Ethernet, bad_text, Big Data, imported, Internet2 Network, Layer 2 Services, Science & Engineering

Sullivan To Address Strategies and Tools for Accelerating Life Science Research Discovery through Big Data Transport Across Wide Area Networks at 100-Gigabit Speeds

Dr. Michael SullivanListen to a podcast preview of Michael's session titled, "Life in the Fast Lane - Genomes Race to the Cloud"

The Bio-IT World Cloud Summit on Sept. 11 in San Francisco, CA will feature Michael Sullivan, M.D., Associate Director of Health Sciences for Internet2, discussing Strategies and Tools for Big Data Transport Across Wide Area Networks at Hundred-Gigabit Speeds.

Michael will suggest ways life science researchers can enhance collaborative research and accelerate discovery by leveraging work from the physics and networking communities to move Big Data across wide area networks now at gigabits per second.  While cloud computing may reduce the need to move data, many scenarios still require transporting sequence data to the cloud or downloading large genomics databases.

To enable ultra high-speed data transport, genomic centers can use performance monitoring, troubleshooting tools, a dedicated data transfer node, segregated security policies, and advanced networking. Michael will describe how the Internet2 Network backbone is being upgraded to 100 Gbps, and new networking technologies like software-defined networking (e.g. OpenFlow) and advanced layer 2 services will support highly reliable and flexible connectivity between researchers around the world.

Michael is available for meetings and discussions at the Bio-IT World Cloud Summit, and he can be reached at to setup individual meetings in advance.