ESnet Data Mobility Workshop & Exhibition
- Facilitate an exhibition to establish data transfer baselines for performance expectations throughput the R&E community;
- Explain the base set of knowledge needed to implement and integrate data transfer hardware and software for scientific users;
- Offer a more advanced view of mechanisms to create portal software that can be implemented by technology operators as a benefit for scientific communities.
The workshop will be held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at the 2019 NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure PI Workshop (CC* PI) meeting. For details, visit the agenda page.
The exhibition will be highlighted at the 2019 and 2020 CC* PI Meetings. Using reference data sets and existing campus CI components, participants will download, measure, and potentially improve their scientific data movement capabilities. This event will begin in August of 2019, and will extend for a full year (through the CC* 2020 PI meeting). For details, visit the exhibition page.
Efforts to fund basic scientific technology infrastructure (e.g. Science DMZ network components, data transfer hardware and software, etc.) have fallen short as the community enters a critical junction: deep integration with user communities to bridge the gap between the technology implementation and scientific use cases. Hardware itself cannot overcome the usability gap, and research groups are struggling without assistance to adopt and use available technology. This event aims to address this gap in implementation and understanding. For details, visit the event page.