Experiences Deploying a 10 Gigabit Ethernet Computing Environment to Support Regional Computational Science

Jason Cope, Theron Voran, Matthew Woitaszek, Adam Boggs, Sean McCreary, Michael Oberg, Henry M. Tufo. Experiences Deploying a 10 Gigabit Ethernet Computing Environment to Support Regional Computational Science. In 8th LCI International Conference on High-Performance Clustered Computing, South Lake Tahoe, California, USA, May 2007.

With the advent of Grid computing technology and the continued improvements to high-performance network infrastructure, computational science in distributed computing environments has become an essential research platform for scientists that require access to distributed computational resources, scientific data archives, or Grid-enabled scientific instruments. The development of these environments is challenging because the allocation of staff, funding, and resource usage between the collaborating resource providers and users is a difficult problem to address. Our solution is to leverage the recent advances in 10 Gigabit Ethernet network infrastructure and Grid computing technology to deploy a cost effective, distributed computing environment. This paper focuses on the use of these high-performance network products, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet products from Myricom and Force10 Networks, as an integration tool and the potential consequences of deploying this infrastructure in a legacy computing environment.

@inproceedings{200705-lci2007-10gbps,
      Address = {South Lake Tahoe, California, USA},
      Author = {Cope, Jason and Voran, Theron and Woitaszek, Matthew and Boggs, Adam and McCreary, Sean and Oberg, Michael and Tufo, Henry M.},
      Booktitle = {8th LCI International Conference on High-Performance Clustered Computing},
      Month = {May},
      Title = {Experiences Deploying a 10 Gigabit {E}thernet Computing Environment to Support Regional Computational Science},
      Year = {2007},}