Presentation on theme: "E-Infrastructure Networking David Salmon. Topics e-Infrastructure funding – What has Janet been doing ? Emerging Issues – Some practicalities Broader."— Presentation transcript:
Topics e-Infrastructure funding – What has Janet been doing ? Emerging Issues – Some practicalities Broader discussion questions... – input & issues from community ?
Janet – e-Infrastructure networking £26MWith HEFCE Breakdown £10MContribution to Janet6 backbone £12M Network provision within “classic” Janet community, including key locations which may need additional fibre access £4M “Industry connection”
e-Infrastructure Strategic Sites Potential fibre / capacity requirements Work with organisations to understand requirements Build cases for provision If approved, integrate provision with deployment of Janet6
Gathering strategic requirements Immediate focus on sites mentioned.. Generic approach – Senior research management – Senior infrastructure management Strategic view – 5+ years Quantitative Patterns of use – Locations, data volumes -> net capacities Challenging !
Patterns of use Data movement – working patterns – How much – data volume ? Beware Bytes vs. bits ! – How quickly ? – How often ? – Where to ? – National & International Network engineers need bit-rates ! Working with research communities to understand emerging/evolving requirements 6
Norwich Bioinformatics Cluster The Genome Analysis Centre - TGAC The Sainsbury Laboratory John Innes Centre Institute for Food Research University of East Anglia Norwich Research Park
Hinxton Genome Campus European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute The Sanger Centre Babraham Institute
Exeter & locale Met Office University of Exeter Weather & Climate research Monsoon HPC – NERC & M.O.
Further South-West ? Plymouth – University Falmouth – University – Environmental Sustainability Institute – Exeter & Plymouth campus elements too Goonhilly – Radio Astronomy Interest – CUGA consortium
Results Visits undertaken – first phase Collating & chasing input ! Document cases for approval Within next week or two
Expectations ? Janet provision – meet acute needs in shorter term – broader provision within Janet6 – mechanisms IP capacity to host organisation some point to point services
Throughput challenges Infrastructures can deliver very high capacities Realising high-throughput end-to-end will take some effort Can’t just take systems “out of the box” and expect to get full line-rate data-transfers This needs to be communicated & understood more widely Janet & NREN community needs to work more closely with research communities to understand and solve issues. 15
Achievable Throughput What is realistic ? – Challenge: 1Gbit/s, 24hr ~= 10TBytes Holistic approach – End systems - Hardware & Software - Both ends ! – Local networks – Wide area networks Highlight successful examples – Technical case studies Janet role ? – Co-ordination/collaboration – Advice & troubleshooting support ?
Network structure implications ? Large research communities International/global overlays or private networks Particle physics - LHC OPN (LHCONE) Radio Astronomy – eVLBI, LOFAR, (SKA...) Future – Bioinformatics ?? ELIXIR Campus implications ? point to point services (lightpaths) more complex multi-homing – routing/switching issues
Industry ? Existing Janet policy – Supporting collaborative R&D – Business and Community Engagement (BCE) Evolution - more needed ? e-Infrastructure – “Open and accessible Janet”
Connecting Industry – meaning ? Network connections ? Access to community systems & resources connected to Janet ? Access to Janet community knowledge & expertise ? – Mix of all three... BIS & HPC Consortia views ?
Conclusion & seed discussion issues ? Throughput performance – Your views on what Janet should be doing ? Services multiplying – Campus issues & implications – Advice or information required ? Other points ? – Janet supporting research