REANNZ and NeSI together bringing you the Science DMZ
We are sometimes faced with datasets too large to email. We resort to saving large datasets on hard drives to courier across the country, rather than sending them across the network. This is increasingly unnecessary, and is easily resolved. Institutions that adopt contemporary network configurations and data transfer services, are able to reap the benefits of high speed research networks to quickly transfer large datasets.
REANNZ and NeSI will demonstrate the effect of carefully configured data transfer services atop a well tuned research network at the eResearch Symposium VUW 4-6th July. You will see the differences that can easily be made to data transfer performance, and even learn how to optimise your institutes network connection for large data transfers. However this is only part of the picture – gain access to large data transfer tools and learn more about the data transfer services available, including programmable transfers, and easy to use tools available today researchers in NZ.
For those technically minded, the network approach we’re demonstrating is a prototype of a Science DMZ network architecture and uses a performance-testing tool, perfSONAR, to identify bottlenecks. Atop this, we’re working with GridFTP and GlobusOnline for data transfers. Come talk to the engineers involved from both REANNZ and NeSI to learn more.
If you are attending the Symposium please come along to our booth or workshop, we look forward to seeing you there.
If you are not able to get to Wellington for this, please contact us and we’ll be happy to talk with you.