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Internet2 Community Exhibit at SC15: Join us at Booth #843

Nov 12, 2015, by Susan Evett
Tags: 100, Events, Frontpage News

If you plan to attend the 27th SuperComputing conference in Austin next week, be sure to stop by the Internet2 booth – directly across from SCInet – to attend a presentation, meet with Internet2 staff, or join us for an early morning coffee or late afternoon beverage break. For the 16th straight year, Internet2 is actively involved in the technical program, exhibits, and supporting network at Super Computing. Since 1999, the Internet2 network has provided critical support and connections for SCinet, the event network that supports the most advanced networking demonstrations each year.

Internet2 invites our members to visit Booth #843 for community presentations, working group meetings, and other ‘meet and greet’ events.  Visit our website for the full SC booth schedule.

Event highlights include:

Tuesday, Nov. 17

  • Using IP Multicast to Disseminate International Meteorological Datasets, presented by Dave Hartzell, NOAA

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) are evaluating the use of International R&E networks for near-real time exchange of satellite data. GEANT and Internet2 transport services offer cost effective solutions to data transfer, as both agencies are deploying next-generation weather satellite systems which produce higher-volume data more frequently than current systems. NOAA and EUMETSAT have been testing the feasibility of Internet2 and GEANT over the last few months, and are making plans to expand the scope of this testing. In addition to IP unicast transport of data, multicast is being evaluated for International data exchange. EUMETSAT currently distributes data to member states via multicast, over European National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and GEANT. NOAA/Boulder is participating in a pilot project to receive EUMETSAT multicast data via Internet2, GEANT and regional research and education (R&E) networks. 

  • Meet and greet with Internet2’s Florence Hudson, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer

Wednesday, Nov. 18

  • Globus New Features, presented by Steven Tuecke, co-leader of the Globus project and Dr. Ian Foster, Deputy Director of the Computation Institute at The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory.

The presentation will feature a demonstration highlighting major new feature enhancements to the research data management service at SC15, including: simplified account management allowing you to use only your organizational login for a Globus account; HTTPS access to Globus-connected storage endpoints; and support for managing data on Jetstream’s Ceph and Spectra Logic's BlackPearl object storage systems. It will also include a short overview and demonstration of these enhancements to Globus’ existing data transfer, sharing, publication, and discovery capabilities.

  • Campus Focused Research Computing: Why The "Network" Matters, presented by James Cuff, Harvard

As the Assistant Dean for Research Computing at Harvard, James worries about advanced technical computing and scale on a daily basis. At heart, he has always been a bit of a network nerd. From developing neural networks to predict the molecular structure of our proteins, he went on to design the software and distributed computer systems to aid in the annotation of the human genome. More recently, James heads up a group of research computing associates at Harvard who run code, networks, systems and storage to support over two and a half million individual pieces of science each and every month. He will talk about why both the human, and the computer networks continue to be vital to achieve and advance scientific discovery. From colliding galaxies, to modeling our economy to understanding the fundamental wiring diagram of the human brain, advanced networks are the new normal to support such amazing science at such a vast scales.

Thursday, Nov. 19

  • HPC BoF-focused discussion

Make plans to connect with the Internet2 community onsite and tweet about your experience, or follow the conversation online using #SC15. Also, we’ll be featuring a live Tweetwall at Booth #838, and make sure you are following @Internet2, @FloInternet2, @kyazdi1 and @jamesdotcuff for great live coverage from the event!