January 31, 2012
Jan. 31 — Twice a year, staff from ESnet and Internet2, two of the leading research and education networks, meet to exchange information and experiences on topics of mutual interest. The meetings, known at the Joint Techs, also draw an international crowd of networking experts. The Winter 2012 meeting was held Jan. 22-26 in Baton Rouge, La., where ESnet staff gave a series presentations, including:
ESnet staff also made other contributions to the program. Eli Dart played a leading role in programming Tuesday's special focus on data, and Brian Tierney, Dart and Eric Pouyoul taught a well-attended workshop on "Achieving a Science DMZ." At the GLIF (Global Lambda Integrated Facility) meeting held concurrently, Inder Monga made three presentations.
ESnet provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at national laboratories, universities and other research institutions, enabling them to work together on some of the world's most important scientific challenges including energy, climate science, and the origins of the universe. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, and managed and operated by the ESnet team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), ESnet provides scientists with access to unique DOE research facilities and computing resources, as well as to scientific collaborators including research and education networks around the world.
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