Winter 2012 Joint Techs Conference Announces Four Focus Areas

Software-Defined Networking, Cloud Computing, Emerging Technologies and Data-Intensive Science Infrastructure Support on the Agenda

December 14, 2011

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Ann Arbor, Mich. and Berkeley, Calif.—The Winter 2012 Joint Techs conference, the premier international conference of network engineers, will focus on software-defined networking (SDN), cloud computing, emerging technologies, and infrastructure support for data-intensive science.
The meeting, co-sponsored by the ESnet Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC) and Internet2, will be held Sunday, Jan. 22, through Thursday, Jan. 26, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the C.B. Pennington Jr. Building, C. B. Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and will be hosted by the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI). The deadline for early registration discounts and hotel reservations is Wednesday, Dec. 21. To register, click here.

Mike McPherson of the University of Virginia and Mike Bennett of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will lead the discussions on cloud computing and emerging technologies on Monday, Jan. 23. Steve Corbato of the University of Utah and Eli Dart from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) will chair the sessions on infrastructure support for data-intensive science on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Matt Davy from Indiana University and Jason Lee from the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) will lead the software-defined networking meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
In addition, tutorials will be held on constructing an OpenFlow network, installing equipment in a Colocation/Telco facility and building a successful infrastructure to support data intensive science.
On January 25 and 26 following the Joint Techs meeting, the ESCC will holds its semi-annual meeting of its members, providing a technical forum that helps establish community practices to ensure the smooth operation of the ESnet-connected sites.
In addition, a network performance workshop, GLIF meeting and NetGurus sessions will be colocated with Joint Techs during the week of the conference.
For registration, general information, and a full schedule, click here

About Joint Techs:

Since 1998, the Joint Techs conference series, co-sponsored by the Department of Energy’s ESCC and Internet2, brings together networking experts from research institutions around the world for four days of in-depth discussions, workshops, tutorials, demonstrations and presentations. The conference addresses the most pressing challenges facing research and education networks, which serve the vast bandwidth needs of colleges and universities worldwide.  

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