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GÉANT at Super Computing 2012

12 - 15 November 2012, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Super Computing 2012For 24 years, SC has been at the forefront in gathering the best and brightest minds in supercomputing together, with our unparalleled technical papers, tutorials, posters and speakers.

GÉANT staff will be available throughout SC12 so come and see us at GÉANT Booth #3650. (GÉANT is also supporting ACE at the Indiana University booth #1343)

You can also email to arrange an appointment.

GÉANT and ACE – delivering high speed Transatlantic infrastructure
America Connects to Europe (ACE) is a collaboration between Indiana University GlobalNOC, DANTE (for GÉANT) plus DFN, GARR, RENATER and JANET, Internet2 and NYSERnet, and is funded by NSF on the US-side and the European Commission and GÉANT on the European side. The remit is to expand transatlantic research network capacity for researchers and students across Europe and the US. The ACE transatlantic network infrastructure now has 50Gbps of general IP and 20Gbps for static or dynamically provisioned point-to-point circuits that can be reserved by users when they need it.

Visit booth #3650 (or the Indiana University booth #1343) to learn more.

Bandwidth on Demand – greater capacity and improved flexibility

Following the successful migration of the Bandwidth on Demand service onto GÉANT’s latest Juniper MX switch platform, Bandwidth on Demand is now available across all 27 GÉANT POPs and can now offer enhanced services to the R&E community.  It will now be easier for NRENs across Europe to adopt the service, providing their users greater capacity and flexibility and enabling cross-border collaboration on a wider range of projects.

Bandwidth on Demand demos will take place at the GÉANT Booth #3650 on:
Tuesday 10.00am – 11.30am and 4.30pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday 11.30am – 1.00pm and 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Thursday 10.00am– 11.30 am

NSI v2.0 – demonstrating interoperability for dynamic circuit services

With several dynamic circuit services introduced by Research and Education Networks in recent years, and many of these using their own protocols, the Open Grid Forum (OGF) has been working on a Networking Service Interface (NSI) open standard, to enable these circuit services to interoperate. The OGF NSI v2.0 working group has now defined an open standard to achieve this goal, enabling the provisioning of end-to-end circuits that cross multiple provider domains.

In this demonstration we show that automated dynamic exchange points can provision dynamic circuits without manual intervention, initiated by the end-user through the NSI user interface. The demonstration uses a standardized NSI topology representation to describe and exchange network topologies, providing all participants with a common view of the network and supporting visualization.

Ask at the GÉANT booth #3650 to view NSI Plugfest live.

Sonification – using music to show the power of Research & Education Networks

Data sonification is the representation of data by means of sound signals. Sonification is increasingly used in many fields, from data analysis to monitoring, from training to the arts. At SC12, music will be used to demonstrate how grid computing and Research and Education Networks can cooperatively enable an artistic demonstration based on data audification. Data collected from the GÉANT at SC12 booth will be sent across the Atlantic to, the biggest grid computing facility in Europe, through SCInet, Internet2 and GÉANT networks. A sonification algorithm will convert data into melodies which will then travel back to SC12 where they will be arranged in a concert piece and played live.

Sonification demos will take place at the GÉANT booth #3650 on:
Monday between 6.00pm and 9.00pm and Tuesday between 1.00pm - 2.30pm and on demand.

GEMBus – enterprise focused service composition

As the demands on Research and Education Networks expand, the need for NRENs to manage and control an increasingly complex infrastructure grows. There is a move from system management into service management - requiring the ability to work across management tools to deliver end-user focused service.

GÉANT will demonstrate the use of the GEMBus (GÉANT Multidomain Service Bus) platform for customized service composition and automatic service deployment.

GEMBus is a Service Oriented Architecture built on an open source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).  GEMBus provides a powerful, federated, middleware system to simplify and enhance service management across GÉANT and the partner NRENs and allows dynamic service composition and deployment.

GEMBus demos will take place at the GÉANT booth #3650 on:
Tuesday at 11.30am – 1.00pm and 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am – 11.30am and 4.30pm – 6.00pm
Thursday 11.30am – 1pm and 2.30pm -3.00pm.