2019 Technology Exchange

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The Eastern Regional Network (ERN)

Time 12/10/19 11:20AM-12:10PM

Room Grand Chenier (5th)

Session Abstract

A.k.a. Simplifying Multi-Campus Research Collaborations

The Eastern Regional Network (ERN) is a regional organization dedicated to simplifying multi-campus collaborations and partnerships that advance the frontiers of research, pedagogy, and innovation. The ERN mission is to provide layered and transparent access to shared data and computing facilities for research projects located at partner sites throughout the region. The project team consists of leaders among university research computing providers, regional research and education networks, Internet2, and Google Cloud who have been working together to address the growing need for a regional research platform to support a diverse set of science and education needs. Through a Kubernetes and SLURM hybrid solution, including edge components, Data Transfer Nodes (DTNs), and storage, coupled with regional NSF CC* and DIBBS projects, and the Open Science Grid (OSG), we connect a diverse set of local and cloud research platforms and Science DMZs into a single cohesive federated regional DataDMZ designed to facilitate the sharing of data and access to advanced computing resources that include traditional HPC, High Throughput Computing (HTC), HADOOP/SPARK, machine learning, and containerization. The resulting layered approach offers the research community across the region access to a broad range of services and resources that’s not available on any one campus alone. During this presentation we will discuss the initial proof of concept, current strategies, the importance of the partnership to the region, and how it might fit with a national strategy.


Speaker Barr von Oehsen Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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Primary track Cloud Architecture

Secondary tracks Research Engagement

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