Heavy-ion fill in ATLAS

ATLAS Computing and Muon Calibration Center

SuperComputing 2015

AGLT2SuperComputing 2015 University of Michigan

SDN Optimized High-Performance Data Transfer Systems for Exascale Science

SC15 Caltech-UM-Dell-Starlight SDN-Wan Demo End PointsThe next generation of major science programs face unprecedented challenges in harnessing the wealth of knowledge hidden in Exabytes of globally distributed scientific data. Researchers from Caltech, FIU, Stanford, University of Michigan, Vanderbilt, UCSD, UNESP and other partner teams have come together to meet these challenges by leveraging recent major advances in software defined and Terabit/sec networks, workflow optimization methodologies, and state of the art long distance data transfer methods.

This demonstration focuses on network path-building and flow optimizations using SDN and intelligent traffic engineering techniques, built on top of a 100G OpenFlow ring at the show site and connected to remote sites including the Pacific Research Platform (PRP). Remote sites will be interconnected using dedicated WAN paths provisioned using NSI dynamic circuits. The demonstrations include:

LHCONE Point2point Service with Data Transfer Nodes

LHC Open Network Environment (LHCONE) is a globally distributed specialized environment in which the large volumes of LHC data are transferred among different international LHC data center and analysis sites. To date these transfers are conducted over the LHC Optical Private Network (LHCOPN) using dedicated high capacity circuits between LHC data centers via LHCONE L2+VRF services. The LHCONE Point2Point Service is planning to future-proof ways of networking for LHC – e.g., by providing support for OpenFlow.

This demonstration includes:

SC15 Network

Below is a diagram of the wide-area network topology in use for the University of Michigan for SC15. Both the above demos are utilizing this infrastructure. We would like to thank our corporate partners Dell, Adva, QLogic, Juniper and CenturyLink and well as ESnet, SciNet, and Merit Network. Without their strong support we would have been unable to undertake these demos.

SC15 Caltech-UM-Dell-Starlight SDN-Wan Demo End Points