Monday, May 07, 2012

Stockholm LHCONE Meeting

Kristall in the Sergels Torg Stockholm

We were in attendance at the LHCONE  meeting at KTH in Stockholm last week. The purpose of this collaboration is to investigate the efficient use of networks globally for LHC research. As usual it was an excellent meeting where the technical mechanisms for current and future network deployments were discussed and considered.

The agenda can be found here. Some of the highlights of the meeting included an excellent presentation by Erwin Laure on the Swedish and Scandinavian Super Computing and Grid computing infrastructure, Joe Mambretti's presentation on the GLORIAD global research network, Mike O'Connor's discussion on the technical configurations required to avoid asymmetric routing issues between the LHCONE and the current production networks and  Domenico Vicinanza's presentation on Perfsonar MDM.

In addition to these presentations technical discussions surrounding various technologies surrounding bandwidth reservation, ultra high speed networking and  Open Flow technologies were held. As these discussions develop through the network architecture groups we will keep you up to date. 

Also, the weather in Stockholm was exceptional and the KTH Campus is worth a visit for its architecture alone. I would like to thank our hosts and all the other attendees for making this such an enjoyable and informative couple of days.

 KTH Campus Stockholm

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