OARnet Hosting ESCC/Internet2 Summer Joint Techs Meeting

Jun 16, 2010

Columbus, Ohio (June 16, 2010) - The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) is hosting the Summer 2010 Joint Techs, a premier international conference of network engineers, from July 11-15, 2010, at The Ohio State University's new Ohio Union in Columbus, Ohio.

Since 1998, the Joint Techs conference, co-sponsored by the ESnet Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC) and Internet2, has brought together networking experts from around the world to share their expertise, present innovative strategies and work toward common solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing research and education networks.

The deadline for early registration discounts and hotel reservations is June 21, 2010. To register, visit: http://events.internet2.edu/2010/jt-oarnet/register.cfm.

The Summer 2010 Joint Techs Workshop track session agenda will focus on three important areas: performance measurement and monitoring, emerging technologies, and campus networking.

The Performance Measurement and Monitoring track will cover multi-domain, end-to-end network measurement projects and tools—both IP-based, and circuit-based—and include discussions on a wide range of measurement and monitoring tools and use cases, as well as best practices in application, network and device performance tuning and diagnosis. User experience and secure access will also be addressed.

The Emerging Technologies track will feature various components of the National Science Foundation's GENI project, as well as other network testbed projects, new bulk data transfer tools, identity management topics and cloud services for campuses and laboratories.

In the Campus Networking track, topics include IPv6 deployment, IP Multicast, Voice over IP, Quality of Service for voice, video and other types of real-time communications, wireless networking, network and application security and other special network infrastructure needs.

The conference also will present a range of tutorials, high-performance networking technology demonstrations and industry updates. To date, there are four tutorials planned for Sunday, July 11, 2010:

  • The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) tutorial – Representatives from Indiana University will provide information on how the BGP path selection process can be tuned to achieve particular ends, the causes of some recent global routing flaps, how to recognize common problems and recommendations for best current practices within the R&E community.
  • Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) tutorial – Internet Initiative Japan will provide information on how to work with this technology to help solve the problem of authenticating address blocks, autonomous system numbers, and routes.
  • Network Tools tutorial – Representatives from Internet2, ESnet and UC Berkeley will present recently developed or updated network performance and measurement tools.
  • Improving End-to-End Bulk Data Transfer Rates tutorial – Led by representatives from ESnet, the presenters will address solutions to moving TeraByte-scale data sets from one site to another.

Additionally, in conjunction with Joint Techs, Internet2 is offering two pre- and post-conference workshops.
They are:

  • Network Performance Workshop - July 10-11 – The 1.5 day workshop provides attendees with a working knowledge of how to quickly identify and solve common host configuration and network performance problems.
  • IPv6 Workshop - July 14-16 – Led by Chris Spears and Aaron Wise of OARnet and Ed Furia of Indiana University, participants will design and set up a functioning IPv6 network.

For general information and a full schedule of Joint Techs events, visit: http://events.internet2.edu/2010/jt-oarnet/.

For more information on Columbus, a guide that highlights restaurants, attractions and special events near the Joint Techs venues is available at http://www.oar.net/press/events/jointtechs_2010/ColumbusGuide.pdf.

About ESnet
is a high-speed network serving thousands of Department of Energy scientists and collaborators worldwide. A 20-year pioneer in providing high-bandwidth, reliable connections, ESnet enables researchers at national laboratories, universities and other institutions to communicate with each other using the collaborative capabilities needed to address some of the world's most important scientific challenges. Funded principally by DOE's Office of Science, ESnet services allow scientists to make effective use of unique DOE research facilities and computing resources, independent of time and geographic location. ESnet is managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. For more information:http://www.es.net/.

About Internet2
Internet2 is an advanced networking consortium led by the research and education community. An exceptional partnership spanning U.S. and international institutions who are leaders in the worlds of research, academia, industry and government, Internet2 is developing breakthrough cyberinfrastructure technologies that support the most exacting applications of today—and spark the most essential innovations of tomorrow. Led by its members and focused on their current and future networking needs since 1996, Internet2 blends its human, IP and optical networks to develop and deploy revolutionary Internet technologies. Activating the same partnerships that produced today's Internet, our community is forging the Internet of the future. For more information, see http://www.internet2.edu..

About OARnet
The The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) was established by the Ohio Board of Regents in 1987 to provide researchers with access to the computational resources of the Ohio Supercomputer Center. Today, OARnet provides Ohio's colleges and universities and their research partners with an integrated technology infrastructure that includes unrivaled intrastate network connectivity and shared services. OARnet specializes in providing custom solutions, whether providing virtualization resources, spanning the globe by videoconference or providing 24/7 network support. For more information, visit http://www.oar.net.