Promoting collaboration, best-practices exchange and operational excellence among its participants is a Quilt priority. In the last 10 years, the optical network infrastructure deployed by Quilt members has transformed the network capabilities that are available today to research and education (R&E). The Quilt has helped to facilitate the deployment of this fiber infrastructure through its series of community fiber workshops focused on the procurement and lighting of dark fiber. Since its original fiber workshops, The Quilt has hosted numerous community workshops on other topics ranging from R&E Network Operations Centers (NOC), NOC Tools, network peering strategies and best practices, and telepresence applications for R&E.
Most Recent Quilt Workshop
ESnet Science Engagement Workshop for Regional Networks
February 9, 2017, La Jolla, CA
Workshop Summary: The Quilt hosted this workshop to outline a process that could be adopted by members of the R&E networking community (regional and state networks, campuses) to advance the mission of science engagement and fully realize the investments made in networking and personnel by agencies such as the Department of Energy Office of Science and the National Science Foundation.
The workshop was held in conjunction with The Quilt’s 2017 Winter Member Meeting.