Indiana University awarded 10-year, $40M contract to manage NOAA’s N-Wave network May 03, 2019

GlobalNOC to continue as contractor for N-Wave, which transports weather forecasting, severe storm modeling, climate and ocean data

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University has signed a new 10-year, $40 million contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to support its science and operations network, N-Wave.

This high-speed network connects thousands of scientists and engineers to the data and resources they need to advance environmental science — to the tune of up to 20 petabytes of data per month — in a variety of fields such as oceanography, chemistry, biology and meteorology. [Read the full news release on News at IU]

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]