ESnet's Inder Monga Presents at International Network Architects Workshop
Inder Monga, ESnet’s Chief Technologist, gave a presentation on software-defined networking at TERENA’s first Network Architects Workshop held Nov. 21-22 in Copenhagen. Software-defined networking, or SDN, is an emerging field in which software is used to automatically configure and control the various layers of the network to improve data transfers. ESnet has been conducting localized tests to demonstrate the value of SDN for production networking.
The workshop, which was attended by 40 participants from 20 different organizations, provided a forum at which network designers and deployers shared their experiences and recommendations in building next-generation research and education networks. TERENA, which sponsored the workshop, is the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association.
More information is available about the Network Architects Workshop agenda and presentation slides.
ESnet provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at national laboratories, universities and other research institutions, enabling them to collaborate on some of the world's most important scientific challenges including energy, climate science, and the origins of the universe. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science and located within the Scientific Networking Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ESnet provides scientists with access to unique DOE research facilities and computing resources.