2nd NRP Workshop: Toward a National Big Data Superhighway

The 2nd NRP Workshop will be held at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, on August 6 & 7, 2018. The workshop will bring together representatives from over 100 key institutions to discuss the best strategies for high-performance data transfer, involving implementation of network-connected, interoperable Science DMZs and data transfer nodes at a national scale. Regional network leadership, campus IT managers, ESnet, CENIC, Internet2, and the National Science Foundation will be represented. Sessions will be devoted to science-driver application researchers, who will describe their needs for high-speed data transfer, including their successes and frustrations. Discussions will focus on requirements from the domain scientists and the networking architecture, policies, tools, and security necessary to scale to hundreds of institutions participating in the National Research Platform. All participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share their thoughts on the topics under discussion. #NRP2018

The 2nd NRP Workshop is co-sponsored by Calit2/PRP, Internet2, ESnet, Montana State University, and CENIC.

With support from the National Science Foundation.

Conference Objectives

  • Engage NRP teams and collaborators and facilitate in-person interactions (the "other kind of networking")

  • Gain a common understanding of the science engagement process

  • Explore and capture data storage, computing, and networking requirements across scientific domains.

  • Identify common science-driven technical requirements for the PRP

  • Exchange technical ideas for scaling the NRP, including: network architecture, data transfer nodes, software and tools, security, and near-term and longer-term NRP capabilities

The Intersection of Two Networks: Human and Technological

The NRP is committed to necessary social engineering among a diverse group of science, R&E network, and IT leaders, as well as to provide proven end-to-end networking. Scientists need to do publishable science, not delve into networking/IT support. Therefore, an effective national partnership will need cyberinfrastructure experts working with scientists at their interface and understanding the desired scientific outcomes, rather than viewing the technology as an end to itself. Means for the NRP to work with science teams will be reported. Identifying common functionality that can be leveraged between science applications (like science notebooks, containers, etc.) to make the NRP partnership more efficient and effective and prioritize high-performance access to supercomputer centers is key. Desirability for the NRP to host an ongoing forum, to cooperate with technical meetings, and to hold yearly workshops will be among the conclusions sought.

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