r1 - 16 Apr 2008 - 06:24:24 - RobertGardnerYou are here: TWiki >  Admins Web > ScottAnnouncement
Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of Dr. Michael Ernst, the USATLAS Facility Manager and myself, you are cordially invited to attend an LHC T1/T2/T3 Networking Workshop to be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory on 14-15 May (see http://www.bnl.gov/lhcworkshop/ ).

Over 68 U.S. universities and national laboratories will begin receiving data generated at the LHC later this year. Major questions facing this user community include “what impact will their science needs have on the U.S. network providers at the campus, regional, state, and national levels?”, and “what kind of performance and service level can scientists expect from service providers along the network path and the computing facilities they are transparently using?”.

The LHC Network Workshop will bring together the network engineering staffs from network providers and sites, and developers of prominent HEP production and analysis applications relevant to LHC experiments, to conduct final planning and provide guidance in preparation for LHC data analysis. Topic areas of particular interest will include transfer performance optimization (protocols and end systems), end-to-end monitoring, network operation, troubleshooting and network services restoration procedures, and forecasted future network growth, among others. To address the needs that arise from bursty transfer patterns as they are foreseen in the experiment’s computing models, recent research efforts into virtual circuit provisioning and QoS? /MPLS capabilities will be discussed as well, given their current and envisioned future deployment into the LHC production networking environment.

Most importantly, the network management and engineering staffs at Tier-2/Tier-3 sites will have an opportunity to interact directly with the staffs of their cognizant network service providers and Tier-1 site, to address local issues of immediate concern. As this will most likely provide us the last opportunity for the North American LHC community to conduct detailed network planning prior to LHC going into production, it is our hope that you join us to finalize a clear path moving forward, and to address any unresolved network-related issues that remain.

Respectfully, W. Scott Bradley Manager, Network Operations and Voice Services Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, NY 11973 631.344.5745 http://www.bnl.gov

-- RobertGardner - 16 Apr 2008

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