Presentation on theme: "The Lariat Networking Project"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Lariat Networking Project Gwen JacobsMontana State UniversitySupporting Connectivity for Biomedical ResearchInternet2 Spring Meeting April 24, 2006National Center for Research Resources, NIHTelemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
2 What is Lariat?10M project funded by National Center for Research Resources, NIHUpgrade IT infrastructure for 6 institutions in the rural westConnect each site to the closest GigapopIDeA Program: INBRE, COBRE, IDeANet
3 Partnerships are essential: Montana State and University of WashingtonGwen Jacobs, Montana State UniversityRon Johnson, University of WashingtonAlaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, WyomingINBRE PIs and CIOs from each stateNational experts in networking and biomed researchPartner institutions: University of Washington, UCSD
4 Opportunities: Expand communities Grow the network ResearchPublic health, health disparitiesEducationGrow the networkFill in gaps in connectivityPromote access to resourcesawareness, training, infrastructurePromote inclusion in national science initiatives
5 Challenges Improving communication Improving access to resources Promoting the importance of cyberinfrastructureUnderstanding bandwidth needsImproving access to resourcesLocal, regional, national, internationalBuilding regional networksApplications drivenResearch, education, health care
6 Impacts of Lariat: Infrastructure improvement: Leveraging Lariat to build out the networkIncreased access to regional and national resourcesShared tools, data, expertiseNew collaborative activitiesCenters of excellence, distributed research collaborationsRegional initiativesClinical/Medical Education - The WWAMI Classroom project
7 New infrastructure in place: Hawaii online at 10Gbps through SX TransPORT ! Jan. 21, 2005Honolulu, HI
8 Regional impact in Idaho: Lariat was a catalyst for this effort Idaho University Consortiumto strengthen research across University of Idaho, Idaho State, Boise State University and Idaho National LaboratoryGoal:connect the research universities and INL to the National Lambda Rail through a high capacity network for research and education.Proposal for Public high-capacity fiber- optic networkDevelopment of the High Capacity Fiber Optic Network is the single most important action the Legislature could make to bring Idaho research and technology up to the national standard.
9 Leveraging Lariat in the Northern Tier NSF funded Northern Tier Study to study advanced networking in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and IdahoState government and Universities are partnering to implement planMontana and North Dakota are working with Washington and Minneapolis to buy and light fiber to connect universities and state capitalsPartners: Universities, State Government, PNWGP, Northern Lights
10 New Mexico: an unfunded outcome… New Mexico will join the Lariat Network via the National Lambda RailLeveraged a $300K investment in INBRE into a ~$10M investment by the state and others for advanced networking initiativesNo Lariat $$$ were invested - the project served as a catalyst for New Mexico
11 Wyoming INBRE: making resources available: remote microscopy The UW Imaging/Microscopy Core Facility is a valuable resourceResearchTeachingOutreachTEMSEMConfocalSample preparationEnhance Collaborations and CapabilitiesProvide remote access to university facilities for community collegesand support international research collaborations.
12 Access to remote instruments Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Montana State UniversityValerie CopieStructure/function large proteinsNMR Spectroscopy -John Peters and Robert SzilagyiMetalloenzymes - nitrogen fixation and nitrogenase activity:X-ray spectroscopy and computational chemistryBandwidth needs - 1GBpsRemote control of instrumentationPNNL, SSRL, ALSMovement of large data setsAccess to supercomputers
14 Medical and clinical education: Goal: Create a leading edge interoperable, distributed classroom environmentPhase I:WWAMI sites in Seattle, Spokane, Pullman and BozemanPhase II:Anchorage and LaramieOutcomes:Create a common experience and equivalency through a distributed expertise.Formal and informal learningCME and community outreachPartners:Microsoft Research:Conference XP ProjectSeattlePullman/MoscowBozemanSpokane
15 Building awareness: The Lariat Workshops 2006 Regional information resources: e-journals, library resourcesMarch 2 - 3, Seattle, WAAccelerating research through Grid ComputingApril , Bozeman, MTEvolutionary Bioinformatics NetworkMarch , Bozeman, MTSupporting Connectivity for Biomedical ResearchNCRR - TATRC - Internet2 - April 24, Washington, DCImagining the Digital Healthcare Future in the Rural WestJuly 7- 8, Bozeman, MTAdvanced Research and Education Networks: Minority Serving Institutions in the WestJuly , Bozeman, MT.
16 Grid Computing Workshop: new partners, new projects New partners: 10 experts in grid enabled science and IT infrastructure - spanning research/industry domainsUCLA, ANL, SDSC, Microsoft Research, Apple ComputerTwo initial projectsSharing Lariat Research DataMake unique data sets available to the communityLariat Computational Science GridInstructional resource for Lariat partners to learn how to applycomputational approaches to computing and data managementProvide a regional computing resources
17 Evolutionary Bioinformatics Network: a nationally distributed research team Goal: Create the RetromeCharacterize/annotate sequence, expression and predict action of retroviruses in mammalian tissueMultidisciplinary Research TeamExpertise: evolutionary molecular biology, chemistry, bioinformatics and computer scienceArizona State, Montana State, U Idaho, U Michigan,U Washington, YaleDevelop Genome Parsing Suite for sequence identificationMicroarray analysis of expression dataPredict and test host, retrovirus interactionMake all sequence and experimental data available on the Lariat Science Server
18 Lessons learned Talent is everywhere, infrastructure is not… Local, regional, national expertise is requiredThe wide area network is the easy part…Each campus network/community is a unique challengeWill there ever be a level playing field?Find creative solutions for each problemLasting partnerships are essential for successLariat has been a catalyst for change in the West
19 Contact us! Gwen Jacobs Ron Johnson Lariat Project Ron JohnsonLariat Project