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Using the Science DMZ: Community Experiences

Time 10/05/15 01:10PM-02:20PM

Room Grand Ballroom A

Session Abstract

Science DMZ's enable large transfers in a "frictionless" manner. This session highlights different approaches with unique characteristics that enable research, collaboration, and the migration of large data sets.

University of California Santa Cruz: Brad Smith
The foundation pieces of UCSC's project to build a 100 Gb/s Science DMZ are largely complete, and we have started to work with researchers to take advantage of this dramatic improvement in connectivity. This talk reviews the Science DMZ implementation and our early work with faculty to make use of it.

Brad Smith is the Director of Research & Faculty Partnerships in the IT organization at UCSC, and has an Adjunct Faculty appointment in Computer Engineering. In his ITS role he is responsible for working with faculty to facilitate their research through the use of information technology. His research and teaching interests are in computer networks.

Cisco: Tae Hwang
Community Showcase: Using Event-Based SDN to Build Out a “Science DMZ” for High-speed, Wide-area Data Transfers
Software Defined Networking (SDN) can be a powerful tool to help your network adapt to changing conditions. However, deploying SDN does not necessitate sweeping changes to your networking infrastructure and new skill-sets for your staff. Splunk provides a powerful operational intelligence and analytics platform. When combined with a controller, it becomes a powerful SDN application that automatically acts on this intelligence to provide greater operational flexibly and security.

In our solution, we leverage Splunk as both an event correlation engine and as event storage, the Cisco ASA and SourceFire devices for security and event generation, and the Cisco Open SDN controller to secure a Science DMZ in a production-level manner that meets the policy requirements of most institutions. It should be noted that this is a particular application of Event-Based SDN, however, the overall concept is very extensible and applicable to a wide range of situations

Tae Hwang is a solutions architect@Cisco focusing on SDN and Cloud solutions in Public Sector organization.

University of Cincinnati: Bruce Burton
Through its CC*IIE Campus Cyberinfrastructure award, the University of Cincinnati was able to build a high speed ScienceDMZ providing scalable 40Gb network connectivity to five research intense locations. This core research network is connected to a 100Gb Internet 2 portal through OARnet, who manages the State of Ohio's Higher Education High-Speed Backbone. This presentation will highlight the science use cases which benefited from the NSF award and the early successes achieved by the high-speed network.


Bruce Burton is the IT Director for Network and Telecommunication Services at the University of Cincinnati. He is the PI on the NSF funded proposal, CC*IIE Networking Infrastructure: UCScienceNet (UCSN) - A High Bandwidth Science DMZ to Enable STEM Discovery, Collaboration, and Education.


Moderator Joseph Breen University of Utah

Speaker Bradley Smith University of California - Santa Cruz

Speaker Tae Hwang Cisco Systems

Speaker Bruce Burton University of Cincinnati - Main Campus

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail UCSC 100 Gbps Science DMZ – 1 year 9 month Update

Speaker Bradley Smith University of California - Santa Cruz

Speaker Tae Hwang Cisco Systems

media item thumbnail UCScienceNet - A High Bandwidth Science DMZ

Speaker Bruce Burton University of Cincinnati - Main Campus

Primary track Advanced Networking/Joint Techs

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