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Enlighten Your Research Global

  1. 1. How Five International Networks are Enabling International Data-Intensive Research Edward  Moynihan   Mary  Hester   TERENA  Conference  2014   20  May  2014    
  2. 2. •  Introduction to EYR-Global Program •  Goals and Structure •  Summary of Outreach Efforts •  Status of Proposals •  Overview of Network Topologies •  Looking Forward to EYR-Global 2015 CONTENTS  
  4. 4. The EYR-Global program seeks to identify collaborations from any country and any research domain for which high performance networks can make a major impact on research. Selected collaborations receive network services and expert help in setting up their network to facilitate research. EYR-GLOBAL MISSION  
  5. 5. •  All research is global—especially science •  Data requirements are increasing •  NRENs can help bridge this increasing gap •  Collaborations between international NRENs are becoming more important to serve our users EYR-GLOBAL DRIVERS  
  6. 6. •  Receive at least 1 year of network support/ resources •  Research collaborations receive more PR opportunities through our associated organizations •  Awards take the form of network expertise —no direct financial rewards WHAT THE RESEARCHERS GET  
  7. 7. •  PR experiment for the NRENs – Need to raise network awareness – Overall goal of better PR and community engagement •  Valuable coordination with global NREN partners WHAT THE NRENS GET  
  8. 8. EYR PROGRAM STRUCTURE   •  Two-phase program –  Application phase –  Implementation phase •  Application phase runs for 1 year –  1st round proposal submissions –  Consultation round with engineers –  2nd round proposal submissions –  Final proposals are chosen •  Implementation phase runs for 1 year –  Each proposal assigned lead engineer –  Set up and execute project plan –  Progress is documented –  Provide awarded resources for at least 1 year
  9. 9. PROGRAM’S OUTREACH EFFORTS   •  Social media feeds •  Email lists •  Targeted outreach to research collaborations – Presentations/flyers at research conventions
  11. 11. RESULTS OF THE OUTREACH EFFORT   •  First round submission statistics
  12. 12. 2ND ROUND RESULTS   •  4 proposals were selected – 1 bioinformatics and computational science project – 2 climate projects – 1 biophysics and neuroscience project
  13. 13. Research Domain Computational Science and Bioinformatics Lead by David van Enckevort University Medical Center Groningen Project Goal Provide 1Gbps lightpath, mesh topology between UK, Netherlands (2x), and Finland to increase transfer speeds of VMs between sites Current Status Static circuits are being configured for 1Gbps capacities to create a mesh network topology CROSS SITE VM OPERATION  
  14. 14. INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING FOR CLIMATE   Research Domain Climate Science Lead by Dean Williams Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Project Goal Provide 8Gbps throughput between 5 international data replication sites used for CMIP by 2015 Current Status Performance testing and measurement nodes are set up at 3 out 5 data replication sites and network bandwidth upgrades completed at relevant sites
  15. 15. AN ADVANCED DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING APPROACH TO HIGH-RESOLUTION CLIMATE MODELING   Research Domain Climate Science and Computer Science Lead by Henk Dijkstra Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht, Utrecht University Project Goal Run ultra-high resolution climate simulations using Supercomputers in 4 different countries via 10Gbps lightpath connections Current Status Simulation test-runs starting in June using Stampede and Cartesius via 10Gbps lightpath allocations plus transatlantic ANA 100Gbps link for 8-12 hrs a day
  16. 16. Achieving Multidisciplinary High-throughput, Quantitative Behavior Analysis with Advanced Computing and Networking Tools Research Domain Neuroscience and Biophysics Lead by Stephen Helms FOM Institute AMOLF Project Goal Increase connectivity to international laboratories to transfer research videos between NL, US and JP with 1Gbps Current Status Setting up ACE link for 1Gbps lightpath for trans-Atlantic connections. Network links in the Netherlands (VU, AMOLF to SURFsara) have been configured
  17. 17. OVERVIEW OF NETWORK TOPOLOGIES   GEANT Open Exchange NetherLight Exchange Amsterdam SURFsara (NL) Janet EMBL-EBI (UK) GEANT SURFnet Cluster with storage Cluster with storage RUG (NL) Cluster with storage European Nucleotide Archive NORDUnet CSC (FI) Cluster with storage Kajaani Cross-Site VM Operation Countries Involved FI, NL, UK Countries Involved US, UK, AU,NL, DE   10GE 10GE 10GE 1ge 10GE 10GE 3.5Gbps 10GE 20G (2x10GE) Trans Atlantic100GE 100GE 10GE 30G (3x10GE) Trans Atlantic 10GE 10GE 40G Trans Pacific (7-10Gbps allocation) 100GE 10GE 10GE 10GE 10GE 100GE 1ge 10GE 100GE 100GE 100GE AOFA-CR5 MANLAN Exchange New York SUNN-CR5 LLNL-MR2 ESnet5 100G Backbone LLNL Campus Network PNWG-CR5 Pacific Wave Exchange Seattle LLNL Border Router AARNet Backbone AARNet Router at Pac Wave Seattle AARNet Router at ANU NCI Network SURFnet KNMI KNMI Data Node GEANT Janet Rutherford Lab (RAL) 10GE WASH-CR5 WIX Exchange Washington DC DKRZ DFN 3.5Gbps PCMDI Data Nodes (4) 10GEDKRZ Data Nodes (6) BADC 10GE BADC Data Nodes (6) ESnet test DTNs (3) ANU/NCI Data Nodes (3) 10GE
  18. 18. OVERVIEW OF NETWORK TOPOLOGIES   Countries Involved DE, NL, UK, US Countries Involved   NL, US, JP 10G Via ANA 100G 10G 10G 10G 10G 10G 10G 10G 10G 10G Via ACE 10G SURFnet Starlight Exchange Chicago 10G GEANT Open Exchange STAMPEDE Internet2 NetherLight Exchange Amsterdam SURFsara 10G Cartesius Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Janet Rutherford Lab 10G EMERALD Texas Advanced Computing Center 10G 10G DFN 10G 10G SuperMUC 10G LightPath Map – An Advanced Distributed Computing Approach to High—Resolution Climate Modeling GEANT PRACE Link GEANT MANLAN Exchange New York
  19. 19. LESSONS LEARNED   •  Initial engagement for a new program is time consuming •  Changing the mindset of researchers towards using networks is possible but hard •  Researchers find it more valuable to have network expertise than a monetary award •  Commitment is essential from all participating NRENs •  Better understanding of science users’ needs and problems leading to improved services –  Improving relations with ICT departments is beneficial for everyone •  Stronger engagement between the networks and the research communities overall •  More partners = more opportunity –  More resources –  More applicants –  Bigger impact
  20. 20. FORWARD LOOKING GOALS   •  Certainly a valuable exercise to pursue in 2015 •  With our lessons learned, EYR-Global‘15 will be more successful – Add more NREN partners – Continue to increase network exposure to researchers – Continue to build stronger relationships with ICT departments
  21. 21. AFFILIATE PARTNERS   Thank you to the affiliate partners for helping to expand international research!
  22. 22. Do you want to join the EYR Global program? Contact us at info@enlightenyourresearch.net Keep updated about the next call? Sign up for the mailing list now! Visit: www.enlightenyourresearch.net