Network Storage Special Interest Group
Time 11/02/10 12:00PM-01:00PM
Storage resources accessed over the wide area network have become established elements of the infrastructure surrounding the commodity Internet. Examples range from content distribution platforms like Akamai to Cloud Storage systems such as Amazon's S3. The Network Storage Special Interest Group will meet to discuss the role of shared network storage in distributed applications deployed across advanced research networks. This may include examining the experience of previous or ongoing projects, such as the Logistical Networking project based at the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University, the Data Capacitor project at Indiana University, and various Data Grid projects. There will also be information about how members can get involved in current network storage deployment projects such as the Research and Education Data Depot Network (REDDnet) and the role of storage in future distributed platform such as the NSF's Global Environment for Networked Innovation (GENI). There will be a short telepresentation by Micah Beck, the former chair of the SIG, on current directions in Logistical Networking research. Members who wish to make short presentations of their own projects should contact the Network Storage SIG chair, Alan Tackett.