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The MyESnet Portal: Making the Network Visible

Time 07/16/12 09:45AM-10:05AM

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Session Abstract

ESnet provides a platform for moving large data sets and accelerating
worldwide scientific collaboration. We have embarked on a major project to
make the network visible by aggregating diverse data sources, exposing them
via web services, and presenting them through user-centered interfaces. The
'MyESnet Portal' allows users to monitor, troubleshoot, and understand the
ESnet network and its associated services. This talk will present examples of
the visualizations focusing on the most interesting and unusual ones such as
network power consumption and flow data.



Our approach to developing the portal centers around understanding the needs
of our user community and carefully providing interfaces to our data to meet
those needs. This talk will include a discussion of how we gathered input
from our users. The portal is built using open source tools such as d3.js,
jQuery and Django, and this talk will discuss the experience of using these
tools.



The data used in the portal comes from a wide variety of sources: homegrown
systems, commercial products, and even peer networks. The portal provides a
user interface to this data but the data itself is very valuable. This has
driven the development of the ESnet API which provides access to the raw data.
The API will be presented as well.


Speakers

Speaker Jon Dugan Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail The MyESnet Portal: Making the Network Visible (pdf)

Speaker Jon Dugan Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)

Secondary tracks Performance / Measurement

Session Media

media item thumbnail The MyESnet Portal: Making the Network Visible Netcast Archive ESnet provides a platform for moving large data sets and accelerating worldwide scientific collaboration. We have embarked on a major project to make the network visible by aggregating diverse data sources, exposing them via web services, and presenting them through user-centered interfaces. The 'MyESnet Portal' allows users to monitor, troubleshoot, and understand the ESnet network and its associated services. This talk will present examples of the visualizations focusing on the most interesting and unusual ones such as network power consumption and flow data. Our approach to developing the portal centers around understanding the needs of our user community and carefully providing interfaces to our data to meet those needs. This talk will include a discussion of how we gathered input from our users. The portal is built using open source tools such as d3.js, jQuery and Django, and this talk will discuss the experience of using these tools. The data used in the portal comes from a wide variety of sources: homegrown systems, commercial products, and even peer networks. The portal provides a user interface to this data but the data itself is very valuable. This has driven the development of the ESnet API which provides access to the raw data. The API will be presented as well. media item thumbnail The MyESnet Portal: Making the Network Visible Netcast Archive ESnet provides a platform for moving large data sets and accelerating worldwide scientific collaboration. We have embarked on a major project to make the network visible by aggregating diverse data sources, exposing them via web services, and presenting them through user-centered interfaces. The 'MyESnet Portal' allows users to monitor, troubleshoot, and understand the ESnet network and its associated services. This talk will present examples of the visualizations focusing on the most interesting and unusual ones such as network power consumption and flow data. Our approach to developing the portal centers around understanding the needs of our user community and carefully providing interfaces to our data to meet those needs. This talk will include a discussion of how we gathered input from our users. The portal is built using open source tools such as d3.js, jQuery and Django, and this talk will discuss the experience of using these tools. The data used in the portal comes from a wide variety of sources: homegrown systems, commercial products, and even peer networks. The portal provides a user interface to this data but the data itself is very valuable. This has driven the development of the ESnet API which provides access to the raw data. The API will be presented as well.

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