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Pacific Research Platform (PRP): FIONA Workshop

March 3-4, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, CA

Workshop Details

  • Dates: March 3-4, 2018
  • Location: Windjammer 2-4, Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel 
  • Host: Corporation For Education Network Initiatives In California (CENIC)
  • Venue: Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa On Del Monte Golf Course, Monterey, CA 93940 (map)

Workshop

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Workshop Goals

By the end of this workshop the participant will be able to:

  • Understand selected use cases for using a FIONA/FIONette as a Data Transfer Node or Data Access Node
  • Be able to deploy a FIONette node at their institution
  • Install and configure perfSONAR tools including regular testing (throughput, latency / loss, traceroute)
  • Install and configure GridFTP tools including regular disk-to-disk throughput testing
  • Install and configure MaDDash visualization tool and Measurement Archive for storing test results
  • Troubleshoot selected network issues using the pS toolkit and other tools
  • Understand data movement performance analysis and visualization
  • Understand scaling and tuning options for for optimal data flow, including
    • BIOS / OS / FileSystem
    • TCP/UDP network stack
    • Single-stream vs Multiple-streams
    • Larger flows
    • Longer paths (with high Bandwidth Delay Products)
  • Properly secure FIONA/FIONette devices

Target Audience

  • Operational staff with responsibility for science engagement, e.g.:
    • Cyberinfrastructure Engineers
    • High Performance Computing Specialists
    • Research Systems Administrators
    • System Integration Engineers

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with the ScienceDMZ architectural model and related concepts
  • Experience with an UNIX/Linux command line environment
  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP and UDP protocols
  • Basic UNIX/Linux System Administration skills and familiarity with Linux PC server hardware
  • Basic Network Engineering skills and familiarity with modern routing and switching technologies  
  • Familiarity with the perfSONAR toolkit

Please note

  • participants are required to bring a notebook computer
  • participants should make their travel & lodging arrangements to allow them to be present for an 8AM (Pacific) start on Saturday, March 3rd
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