24-28 October 2011
Hosted by TRIUMF, SFU and the University of Victoria at the Harbour Center - Downtown Vancouver
Canada/Pacific timezone

perfSONAR or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Network Performance Verification

26 Oct 2011, 14:30
30m
Hosted by TRIUMF, SFU and the University of Victoria at the Harbour Center - Downtown Vancouver

Hosted by TRIUMF, SFU and the University of Victoria at the Harbour Center - Downtown Vancouver

515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC Canada V6B 5K3
Security & Networking Network & Security

Speaker

Jason Zurawski (Internet2)

Description

Scientific innovation produced by Virtual Organizations (VOs) such as the LHC, demands high capacity and highly available network technologies to link remote data creation, storage, and processing facilities. Research and Education (R&E) networks are a vital cog in this supply chain, and offer advanced capabilities to this distributed scientific project. Network operations staff spend countless hours monitoring and assuring internal performance and traffic management needs, all to benefit local user communities. Often the "big picture" of end-to-end performance is forgotten, or cast aside, due to the relative complexity of multi-domain operational scenarios and the lack of human and technological resources. Software deigned to monitor and share network information between domains, developed by the perfSONAR-PS project, is available to help with end-to-end performance concerns. This framework, in use within the USATLAS project since 2007, and emerging on other collaborations including the Italian and Canadian ATLAS clouds, has been beneficial in identifying complex network faults while imposing minimal operational overhead on local administrators.

Summary

This talk will introduce perfSONAR-PS as a performance tool, discuss use cases, and highlight deployment success stories within the LHC communities.

Primary author

Jason Zurawski (Internet2)

Presentation Materials