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Oct 4, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Infrastructure

Networking


David Salmon

Topics


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Infrastructure funding


What has Janet been doing ?


Emerging Issues


Some practicalities


Broader discussion questions...


input & issues from community ?

Janet


e
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Infrastructure networking



£26M


With HEFCE


Breakdown



£10M


Contribution to Janet6 backbone



£12M Network provision within “classic” Janet community,
including key locations which may need additional
fibre

access



£4M “Industry connection”



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Infrastructure Strategic Sites


Potential
fibre

/ capacity requirements


Work with
organisations

to understand requirements


Build cases for provision



If approved, integrate provision with deployment of Janet6



Gathering strategic requirements


Immediate focus on sites mentioned..



Generic approach


Senior research management


Senior infrastructure management



Strategic view


5+ years


Quantitative


Patterns of use


Locations, data volumes
-
> net capacities


Challenging !

Patterns of use


Data movement


working patterns


How much


data volume ?


Beware Bytes vs. bits !


How quickly ?


How often ?


Where to ?


National & International


Network engineers need bit
-
rates !


Working with research communities to understand
emerging/evolving requirements


6

Norwich Bioinformatics Cluster


The Genome Analysis
Centre
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TGAC


The Sainsbury Laboratory


John Innes Centre



Institute for Food Research


University of East Anglia


Norwich Research Park


Hinxton

Genome Campus


European Molecular Biology Laboratory
-

European
Bioinformatics Institute


The Sanger Centre



Babraham

Institute

Exeter & locale


Met Office


University of Exeter


Weather & Climate research


Monsoon HPC


NERC & M.O.

Further South
-
West ?


Plymouth


University


Falmouth


University


Environmental Sustainability

Institute


Exeter & Plymouth campus

elements too


Goonhilly


Radio Astronomy Interest


CUGA consortium


Results


Visits undertaken


first phase


Collating & chasing input !


Document cases for approval


Within next week or two

Expectations ?



Janet provision


meet acute needs in shorter term


broader provision within Janet6


mechanisms


IP capacity to host
organisation


some point to point services


e
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Infrastructure projects funded


HPC


5 regional consortia


National facility


Hector / Archer


Dirac


Particle physics


NERC


STFC


RAL


Daresbury



will engage to discuss requirements & evolution


Some implications

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Throughput challenges


Infrastructures can deliver very high capacities


Realising

high
-
throughput end
-
to
-
end will take some
effort


Can’t just take systems “out of the box” and expect
to get full line
-
rate data
-
transfers


This needs to be communicated & understood more
widely


Janet & NREN community needs to work more
closely with research communities to understand
and solve issues.


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Achievable Throughput


What is realistic ?


Challenge: 1Gbit/s, 24hr ~= 10TBytes


Holistic approach


End systems
-

Hardware & Software
-

Both ends !


Local networks


Wide area networks


Highlight successful examples


Technical case studies


Janet role ?


Co
-
ordination/collaboration


Advice & troubleshooting support ?

Network structure implications ?


Large research communities


International/global overlays or private networks


Particle physics
-

LHC OPN (LHCONE)


Radio Astronomy


eVLBI
, LOFAR, (SKA...)


Future


Bioinformatics ?? ELIXIR


Campus implications ?

point to point services (
lightpaths
)

more complex multi
-
homing


routing/switching issues

Industry ?


Existing Janet policy


Supporting collaborative R&D


Business and Community Engagement (BCE)


Evolution
-

more needed ?


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Infrastructure


“Open and accessible Janet”

Connecting Industry


meaning ?


Network connections ?


Access to community systems & resources
connected to Janet ?


Access to Janet community knowledge &
expertise ?


Mix of all three...


BIS & HPC Consortia views ?

Conclusion & seed discussion issues ?


Throughput performance


Your views on what Janet should be doing ?


Services multiplying


Campus issues & implications


Advice or information required ?


Other points ?


Janet supporting research