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Delivering Order-of-Magnitude Improvements to Research Data Throughput

Time 04/27/15 04:30PM-05:30PM

Room Mount Vernon B

Session Abstract

With ballooning dataset sizes across a variety of research areas and the continued increase in the collaborative nature of research, the ability of researchers to share data becomes ever more paramount. This has historically proved a disadvantage for researchers at institutions in Australia and New Zealand, due to the limited bandwidth and long distances required to reach their international counterparts.

AARNet focuses many of its efforts on increasing the real throughput rates of existing research data flows. The aim is to increase the ability of researchers at its member institutions to compete and collaborate globally.

Over the past twelve months AARNet has deployed the Science DMZ architecture at key data-storage nodes across Australia, and is currently extending this to additional Australian institutions. This talk will describe the particular measures required to achieve production throughput of linerate 10Gbps and beyond over distances of over 5,000km across the national MPLS backbone, as well internationally across over 15,000km of undersea cable.

Beyond this though, the Science DMZ architecture provides a flexible platform which can be progressively built upon to integrate many end-user tools and applications.

This talk will also present work currently underway on using the 10+Gbps network capabilities to extend Cloudstor Plus, AARNet’s Owncloud-based cloud storage platform, further out to the customer for improved performance and efficiency whilst not sacrificing security. Other similar efforts underway elsewhere will be compared and contrasted.

To finish, some future directions towards further increasing performance and usefulness will be presented. In particular, some work underway using the AARNet SDN testbed to integrate the Neutron and Swift components of OpenStack into the Science DMZ switches utilising Openflow to signal network reconfiguration dynamically. The aim is to provide users a more transparent method of moving data between their data centres and out to external cloud providers.

Speakers

Speaker David Wilde AARNet (Australia’s Academic and Research Network)

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail Delivering Order-of-Magnitude Improvements to Research Data Throughput

Speaker David Wilde AARNet (Australia’s Academic and Research Network)

Primary track Innovations in Advanced Networking

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