2019 Technology Exchange

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Pacific Research Platform and CENIC - Pacific Wave Advanced Networking Initiatives

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

Room Grand Chenier (5th)

Session Abstract

The Pacific Research Platform (PRP) is a partnership of more than 50 institutions, led by researchers at UC San Diego and UC Berkeley and includes the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and multiple research universities in the US and around the world. The PRP builds upon Pacific Wave’s connectivity and CENIC’s CalREN networks to create a seamless research platform that encourages collaboration on a broad range of data-intensive fields and projects.

CENIC and Pacific Wave enable science-driven, high-capacity, data-centric projects like the PRP, providing researchers with a high-speed backplane and connectivity to their colleagues at R&E institutions within the region, across the nation, and internationally. The CENIC community comprises universities, colleges, public schools and libraries, scientific organizations, cultural and performing arts institutions, university medical centers, as well as California cities. Pacific Wave was deployed in 2004 as a geographically distributed peering facility with Open Exchange Points along the US West Coast and currently serves over 30 countries.

Discussion Overview:
-- Pacific Research Platform
o Nautilus: A hyper-converged Kubernetes cluster including storage, CPU/GPU, FPGA / TPU resources
o Orchestrating federated access to resources across inter-domain, inter-cluster collaborations
o Science Engagement use-cases
o TNRP, GRP, xRP Efforts toward research platform models for national and international scale
-- CENIC and Pacific Wave Advanced Network Initiatives
o Scaling CENIC and Pacific Wave networks to support PRP, SENSE, and other data-intensive projects
o DDoS Mitigation Service
o MANRS-RPKI Regional Pilot
o Kubernetes, SDN/SDX, vCPE, ICN/NDN, and dynamic network service orchestration


Speaker John Hess CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, The)

Speaker Sana Bellamine CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, The)

Presentation Media

Primary track Cloud Architecture

Secondary tracks Research Engagement

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