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SANReN Data Transfer & Operating Innovative Networks Workshops – 3 May 2017 (Cape Town) / 4 May 2017 (Pretoria)


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Dear beneficiaries and partners

You are cordially invited to attend one of two workshops on

Data Transfer & Operating Innovative Networks

Presented by: Jason Zurawski (LBL/ESnet), Scott Chevalier (Indiana University International Networks) and the SANReN Performance Enhancement Response Team (PERT)

What? This workshop will offer presentations and demonstrations of the science DMZ architecture, data transfer nodes (DTNs), data transfer tools (like GridFTP and Globus) and perfSONAR for network performance measurement and monitoring. “Combined, these technologies are proven to support high-performance, big data science applications, while ensuring the security and availability that modern campuses and laboratories need”1. By the end of the event, attendees will have a better understanding of the requirements for supporting the scientific use of the network, architectural strategies that can simplify these interactions and knowledge of tools that can mitigate problems users may encounter. Detailed agenda attached.

3 May 2017 – eResearch Conference at University of Cape Town [R500pp; limited sponsorships available from SANReN for selected, eligible beneficiaries] 4 May 2017 – Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria [free for SANReN beneficiaries / TENET customers]

Who should attend?
a. IT network engineers/technicians from universities, science councils and supporting institutions interested in optimising the network; eResearch / science engagement officers; researchers and scientists with big data transfer needs/challenges.
b. Eligible beneficiaries interested in participating in a SANReN science DMZ and/or DTN proof of concept.

Register here: by 18 April 2017

(Note: Pretoria workshop is free to attend for NREN beneficiaries/customers; Cape Town workshop is R500 – motivation for SANReN sponsorship (for selected, eligible beneficiaries) is included in registration)


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