Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Science and Research Special Interest Group

Time 04/25/12 12:00PM-01:00PM

Session Abstract

The mission of the Science and Research Special Interest Group is to ensure that the required national and international network infrastructures, monitoring tools, and collaborative systems, are developed and deployed in a timely fashion to meet the needs of scientists.

Don Preuss, from the National Institute of Health, will present an overview on emerging trends on "Big Data", large scale networking and "the cloud" in the genomics community. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides core curation and archiving for genomic data in the Sequence Read Archive. As the cost of genomic sequencing has dropped and the technology improved, the quantity of data flowing through NCBI has increased dramatically. As genomics looks to the future of dealing with this "Big Data" issue, trends in data transfer, cloud initiatives and data compression will be discussed.

The Science DMZ, a model developed by the Dept of Energy's ESnet, is an integral part of Internet2's new Innovation Platform along with SDN/OpenFlow and pervasive 100G. Michael Sullivan, from Internet2, will briefly describe a proposal to create a Science DMZ tailored to the needs of organizations engaged in biomedical research. There will be an open discussion about requirements specific to the life sciences, security concerns arising from protected health information (PHI), and the resources and strategies needed to bring the benefits of the Science DMZ architecture to the biomedical research community.


Speaker Jason Zurawski Internet2

Speaker Don Preuss NIH

Speaker Michael Sullivan Internet2

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