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Primeur weekly 2013-09-16

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Sensor Cloud network - a new infrastructure for clever applications ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing nominated for the 2013 Deloitte Rising Star Award ...

Harnessing the petabyte at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ...

New system allows Cloud customers to detect programme-tampering ...

IBM launches Digital Marketing Network in the Cloud to help companies improve marketing performance in real-time ...

Desktop Grids

Successful BOINC:FAST event in Russia ...

TheSkyNet - T2 is born ...

EuroFlash

ParallWare v0.1b released ...

Promising hybrid computer architecture at CSCS ...

Science and Industry join hands: 1st Meeting of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee ...

More than 70 students from 4 continents gain HPC skills at fourth annual Summer School ...

PRACE 8th Call is open between 3 September and 15 October 2013 ...

Dassault Systemes unveils the SOLIDWORKS 2014 product portfolio ...

USFlash

US Energy Secretary Moniz dedicates Clean Energy Research Center and new supercomputer ...

Louisiana State University CCT's researchers develop Melete, among first interactive supercomputers ...

SGI achieves even higher levels of performance, scale and efficiency in its SGI ICE X and Rackable server lines by adding the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 ...

Cray supercomputers now available with the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V2 product family ...

Intel introduces highly versatile data centre processor family architected for new era of services ...

Adaptive's Moab HPC Suite to optimize new supercomputer at National Scientific User Facility in Washington ...

Indiana University and Internet2 celebrate 15-year partnership for advanced research and education networks ...

Continuing recovery in low-end HPC systems fuels 7.9% growth in the second quarter, according to IDC ...

IBM introduces NeXtScale system: High Performance Computing experience and technology move from the lab to the data centre ...

New centre to better understand human intelligence and build smarter machines ...

Don Bosco University links to National Knowledge Network ...

Cisco unveils nPower, world's most advanced network processor ...

The '50-50' chip: Memory device of the future? ...

Software may be able to take over from hardware in managing caches ...

Indiana University and Internet2 celebrate 15-year partnership for advanced research and education networks


10 Sep 2013 Indianapolis - For 15 years, the nation's most advanced research and education networks have operated from Indiana, thanks to a groundbreaking partnership between Indiana University (IU) and Internet2 that founded the Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) at IU. Internet2 is the advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading universities.

Indiana University has honoured the GlobalNOC's past and future at a 15th anniversary celebration in the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for information technology and chief information officer, lead the celebration, and IU President Michael A. McRobbie and Internet2 Vice President Rob Vietzke offered additional remarks.

"The Global NOC has been at the heart of Indiana University's leadership in the operation and management of high-speed national and international research and education networks for the past 15 years. It has now grown into the pre-eminent network operations centre of its type anywhere in the world. Its continued growth and success are further confirmation of IU's position as a world leader in the uses and applications of information technology and in computer networking in particular", stated IU President Michael A. McRobbie. "Nearly every discipline from anthropology to zoology is today truly global. And high speed research and education networks play an essential part in binding these disciplines together and making this possible. The international networks supported by the Global NOC enable a level of collaboration among researchers at the world's universities and other institutions that could not even have been imagined just 20 years ago."

"On a personal note, I am honoured to have played a role in establishing the NOC and I want to commend all those who have played a role and who continue to play a role, in the extraordinary success the Global NOC has enjoyed over the last 15 years. I especially want to acknowledge the roles of the late Jacob Levanon under whose leadership the GlobalNOC was brought into existence, and Dave Jent, who has overseen such spectacular growth in the NOC."

IU formed the GlobalNOC in 1998 to provide 24-hour network operations services for Internet2's first national network, and Internet2 again used GlobalNOC services to complete its new 100 gigabits per second national network. Today, Internet2 operates the nation's fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network. GlobalNOC's Service Desk, Network Engineering, and Software and Systems teams support the new network, and these teams ensure the reliability, performance and advanced capabilities for Internet2 and more than 20 advanced network projects.

Indiana University was the first university to connect to the new Internet2 high-speed network that enables IU researchers to push the frontiers of Big Data, Grid computing and even technical innovation in the network itself. GlobalNOC also manages networks to Asia and Europe - as well as a direct link to China - to enable researchers at U.S. universities and around the world to collaborate at the frontiers of human discovery. Human genomics sequencing in Asia, massive physics data from the Large Hadron Collider in Europe and astrological images from Australia and South America move across these networks.

For the state of Indiana, the GlobalNOC is a true success story - creating jobs, attracting talented people and bringing more than $20 million dollars in research funding to the state. Since 1998, it has grown from three to 80 highly skilled, full-time employees, providing career options for Indiana college graduates and recruiting talent to the state. The GlobalNOC has also attracted new IU faculty who study network performance, win federal research grants and attract highly talented students.

"GlobalNOC has been a triple success for IU's service to the state, the nation and the world", stated Brad Wheeler. "The university and the state have the service of some of the nation's most advanced network engineers via the I-Light network, and the GlobalNOC has helped stem and reverse the state's so-called 'brain drain' by creating jobs and recruiting staff and their families to Indiana. IU's networks team has earned the respect of networking teams around the country and brought in numerous federal projects and public sector work from other states."

"When 36 of the world's best research institutions created Internet2 in 1996, the mission was to remain steps ahead of all other internet networks and to provide more advanced capabilities to support America's researchers, while maintaining superior execution", stated H. David Lambert, president and chief executive officer of Internet2. "With support that extended to Indiana's legislature, Indiana University put forth a proposal in 1998 to become a critical partner to the Internet2 community's vision for advanced networking. Today, the continued success of that commitment is realized in Indiana through the continued growth of the GlobalNOC. Our partnership and wise investment to implement the Internet2 vision are benefiting Indiana and enabling the U.S. research and education community to stay out in front."

GlobalNOC's current partners and projects include:

  • Internet2: GlobalNOC supports Internet2's national 100 gigabit Ethernet backbone for innovative network, Cloud and trust applications that empower new research and education applications throughout the US.
  • TransPAC3: A 10 gigabits per second network directly connecting U.S. researchers with their colleagues in Asia, TransPAC3 provided the first US-China connection specifically dedicated to academic scientific research. TransPAC3 is funded by IU with National Science Foundation support, and in co-operation with partners Internet2 and the CNGI initiative in China.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration N-Wave: As NOAA's science network, N-Wave leverages the national Internet2 backbone to connect researchers from a variety of fields - oceanography, chemistry, biology, meteorology, mathematics, physics, computer sciences and engineering - to the data and resources they need to advance environmental science.
  • America Connects to Europe: This network connects U.S. scientists and researchers to their counterparts in the European Union. ACE played a key role in last year's discovery of the Higgs boson, by using the high-speed ACE network, scientists could easily move huge amounts of data from Switzerland's Large Hadron Collider to the U.S., speeding collaboration and discovery.
  • Pennsylvania Research and Education Network: This is a statewide, fiber-optic cable network that extends over 1,600 miles and reaches 50 Pennsylvania counties, connecting higher education institutions, pre-K-12 programmes, health care entities, libraries and not-for-profits for the first time.
  • Monon 100: In 2012, Indiana became the first state to launch a high-speed 100-gigabits per second network link dedicated to research and education. Named the Monon100, it lets scientists and medical researchers rapidly share the massive amounts of data created by modern digital instruments like gene sequencers, powerful microscopes and the Large Hadron Collider.
  • I-Light: As Indiana's high-speed fiber optic network for the research and education community, I-Light connects all of the state's colleges and universities. The network supports education and collaboration through high-quality video connections, the exchange of large data files, access to supercomputers and scientific data storage facilities and more.
Source: Indiana University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-09-16

Special

Sensor Cloud network - a new infrastructure for clever applications ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing nominated for the 2013 Deloitte Rising Star Award ...

Harnessing the petabyte at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ...

New system allows Cloud customers to detect programme-tampering ...

IBM launches Digital Marketing Network in the Cloud to help companies improve marketing performance in real-time ...

Desktop Grids

Successful BOINC:FAST event in Russia ...

TheSkyNet - T2 is born ...

EuroFlash

ParallWare v0.1b released ...

Promising hybrid computer architecture at CSCS ...

Science and Industry join hands: 1st Meeting of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee ...

More than 70 students from 4 continents gain HPC skills at fourth annual Summer School ...

PRACE 8th Call is open between 3 September and 15 October 2013 ...

Dassault Systemes unveils the SOLIDWORKS 2014 product portfolio ...

USFlash

US Energy Secretary Moniz dedicates Clean Energy Research Center and new supercomputer ...

Louisiana State University CCT's researchers develop Melete, among first interactive supercomputers ...

SGI achieves even higher levels of performance, scale and efficiency in its SGI ICE X and Rackable server lines by adding the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 ...

Cray supercomputers now available with the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V2 product family ...

Intel introduces highly versatile data centre processor family architected for new era of services ...

Adaptive's Moab HPC Suite to optimize new supercomputer at National Scientific User Facility in Washington ...

Indiana University and Internet2 celebrate 15-year partnership for advanced research and education networks ...

Continuing recovery in low-end HPC systems fuels 7.9% growth in the second quarter, according to IDC ...

IBM introduces NeXtScale system: High Performance Computing experience and technology move from the lab to the data centre ...

New centre to better understand human intelligence and build smarter machines ...

Don Bosco University links to National Knowledge Network ...

Cisco unveils nPower, world's most advanced network processor ...

The '50-50' chip: Memory device of the future? ...

Software may be able to take over from hardware in managing caches ...