N-Wave Stakeholders and Science Engagement Summit April 16, 2019

Save-the-date for the 2019 N-Wave Stakeholders and Science Engagement Summit.

This three-day event is a gathering of NOAA leaders, campus technology coordinators, data producers, data managers, information security officers, network engineers, researchers, scientists, system administrators, and N-Wave’s partners from the scientific, research and education networking community. [Read the full announcement and RSVP at NOAA | N-Wave]

Quilt Hosts NSF CC* EPOC Grant Webinar April 01, 2019

In 2018, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded the Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC), a joint project between Indiana University and ESnet, to work with domain scientists across the U.S. to accelerate the adoption of and experience in using high-speed networks. The project now has a process pipeline in operation, referred to as “Roadside Assistance”, which offers immediate help to collaborators when data sharing failures occur. It also facilitates more in-depth investigations, referred to as “Deep Dives”, to understand the full science pipeline for research teams and suggest alternative approaches for the scientists, local IT support, and national networking partners.

On Friday, March 29th, 2019, The Quilt hosted a webinar presentation by co-PI Jason Zurawski from ESnet. The presentation gave a detailed look at how this work is performed, giving examples from real application use cases. It also covered how this work intersects with and overlaps ongoing work within the Quilt community.

A recording of the presentation is now available online:

Quilt Webinar: Overview of The Engagement and Performance Operations Center

Presentation Slides [PDF]

Cisco Expands 400G and 600G Trials with CENIC March 20, 2019

La Mirada, CA & Berkeley, CA — March 20, 2019 — The Cisco NCS 1004 has been in numerous trials since December of 2018 demonstrating multi-haul transmission. The platform offers the flexibility to optimize for higher wavelength capacity or for fiber efficiency to support a wide range of customer applications. [Read the full article at CENIC | News]