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Next-generation Networks for Science Program PI Meeting

TBD (JBEI (Joint BioEnergy Institute) facility)


JBEI (Joint BioEnergy Institute) facility

Emeryville, CA
2013 DOE/NGNS PIs Meeting
University of California, Berkeley
March 18 - 20, 2013


This PIs meeting is organized by the Next-Generation Networks for Science (NGNS) program in the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) in the Office of Science at US Department of Energy (DOE). The purspose of the meeting is to bring together researchers funded by the NGNS program to discuss and share the research accomplishments of their funded effort. 

DOE/ASCR Next-Generation Networks for Science Program
The next-generation network for science research program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research Office conducts research activities to support distributed high-end science in the Office of science. It focuses on end-to-end of high-performance, high-capacity, scientific collaboration systems necessary to provide secure access to distributed science facilities, high-performance computing recourses, and large-scale scientific facilities. The program's portfolio consists of two main elements:
  • High-Performance Networks - Research and development of advanced technologies which include technologies for rapid provisioning of hybrid packet/circuit-switched networks, ultra high-speed transport protocols, high-speed data distribution tools and services, secure and scalable technologies for bandwidth and circuits reservation and scheduling, secure and scalable tools and services for monitoring and managing of federated networks.
  • Scientific Collaboration - research and development to support distributed high-end science applications and related distributed scientific research activities. These include advanced middleware to enable large-scale scientific collaborations; Secure and scalable software stacks to manage and distribute massive science data, software and services to seamlessly integrated science workflows to experiments and network infrastructures; cyber security systems and services to enable large-scale national and international scientific collaborations.
The program addresses these technical challenges with a combination of short-term horizon and long-term horizon research and development activities. The short-term horizon activities focus primarily applied research which includes the use of network testbeds to extend, deploy, and test advanced network concepts that have been validated with basic research but not commercially available. These activities are generally accompanied by the development of transition strategies to move the resulting technology into production science networks. The focus of the long-term horizon activities is on basic research that addresses the fundamental issues of ultra high-capacity networks and large-scale distributed scientific collaboration.


Registration Fee: $65 
(DOE policies regarding food service at meetings)

The web page for online registration and paying the registration fee is here.
You can click to go to the registration web site http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1208542.

    • 1
      Welcome & Meeting Logistics
      Speakers: Richard Carlson (DOE), Thomas Ndousse (DOE)
    • 2
      Opening Remarks
      Speaker: Mr William Harrod
    • 3
      ASCR Next Generation Network and Middleware Service (NGNS) Program Mission and Meeting Goals
    • 4
      Esnet:ESnet – Future Capabilities and Challenges
      Speakers: Mr Greg Bell (ESnet), Inder Monga (ESnet/LBL)
    • 5
      An Adaptive End-to-End Approach for Terabit Data Movement Optimization
      Speakers: BOSILCA (Univ. of Tennesee), Galen Shipman (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
    • PM Break
    • 6
      A framework for supporting survivability, network planning and cross-layer optimization in future multi-domain Terabit networks
      Speakers: Gregory Lauer (Raytheon), Ryan Irwin (Raytheon)
    • 7
      Advanced Resource Computation for Hybrid Service and TOpology NEtworks)
      Speaker: Chin Guok (ESnet)
    • 8
      Terabit-scale Hybrid Networking
      Speakers: Mr Chris Tracy (ESnet), Prof. Malathi Veeraraghavan (University of Virginia)
    • 9
      Virtualized Network Control
      Speakers: Chin Guok (ESnet), Dr Nasir Ghani (University of New Mexico), Mr Tom Lehman Lehman (USC/ISI)
    • DINNER on your Own
    • AM Refreshments
    • 10
      Orchestrating distributed Resource Ensembles for Petascale Science
      Speaker: Dr Ilia Baldine (RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute))
    • 12
      Networking: COMMON: Coordinated Multi-Layer Multi-Domain Optical Network Framework for Large-Scale Science Applications
      Speaker: Prof. Vinod Vokkarane (University of Massachusetts)
    • AM Break
    • 13
      Networking: VNOD: Virtual Network On-Demand for Distributed Scientific Applications
      Speaker: Dr Dimitrios Katramatos (BNL)
    • 14
      FTP 100: RDMA enabled file transfer protocol and tools
      Speaker: Mr Dantong Yu (Physics Department)
    • 15
      100G NICK (ARRA)
      Speakers: Jesse Wen (Acadia Optronics LLC), Payman Zarkesh-Ha (UNM)
    • Working Lunch
    • 16
      Enhancing and Supporting GridFTP: An Essential Component of DOE High-speed Networking
      Speaker: Steven Tuecke (Argonne / U.Chicago)
    • 17
      Concerted Flows: Infrastructure for Terabit/s Data Transfer
      Speaker: Mr Rajkumar Kettimuthu (Argonne National Laboratory)
    • 18
      Detection, Location, and Diagnosis of Performance Problems Using perfSONAR
      Speaker: Prof. Constantine Dovrolis (Georgia Tech)
    • 19
      Assured Resource Sharing in Ad-Hoc Collaboration
      Speaker: Prof. Gail-Joon Ahn (Arizona State University)
    • PM Break
    • 20
      An Integrated Middleware Framework to Enable Extreme Collaborative Science
      Speakers: Mr Jon Weissaman (Univ. of minnesota), Mr Shantenu Jha (Rutgers, the state univ. of New Jersy)
    • 21
      CILogon-HA: Higher Assurance Federated Identities for DOE Science
      Speaker: Mr James Basney (UIUC)
    • 22
      Advanced Identity Management for Extreme-Scale Scientific Collaboration
      Speaker: Von Welch (Indiana Univ.)
    • DINNER on your Own
    • AM Refreshments
    • 23
      Infrastructure Strategy to Support Collaboration
      Speakers: Mr Katarzyna Keahey (ANL), Mr Lavanya Ramakrishnan (LBNL)
    • 24
      Advanced Performance Modeling with Combined Passive and Active Monitoring
      Speaker: Alex Sim (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
    • 25
      dV/dt – Accelerating the rate of progress towards extreme scale collaborative science
      Speakers: Douglas Thain (ND), Ewa Deelman (USC/ISI), Frank Wuerthwein (UCSD), Miron Livny (Univ. of Wisconsin Madison), Mr William Allcock Allcock (Argonne National Laboratory)
    • AM Break
    • 26
      International Collaboration Framework for Extreme Scale Experiments (ICEE)
      Speakers: Mr CS Chang (PPPL), Mr Kesheng Wu (LBNL), Mr Scott Klasky (ORNL)
    • 27
      Tigres: Template Interfaces for Agile Parallel Data-Intensive Science
      Speaker: Mr Deborah Agarwal (LBNL)
    • 28
      Next Generation Workload Management and Analysis System for Big Data
      Speakers: Mr Alexei Klimentov (BNL), Mr Kaushik De (Univ. of Texas Austin)
    • Working Lunch
    • 29
      Automated Metadata, Provenance Cataloging and Navigable Interfaces: Ensuring the Usefulness of Extreme-Scale Data
      Speakers: Arie Shoshani (LBNL), David Schissel (GA)
    • 30
      Resource Discovery for Extreme Scale Collaboration
      Speaker: Karen Schuchardt (PNNL)
    • 31
      Towards a Scalable and Adaptive Support Platform for Large-Scale Distributed E-Sciences in High-Performance Network Environments
      Speakers: Mengxia Zhu (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Prof. Qishi Wu (University of Memphis)