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ASCR Requirements Review 2015

 

Goals

The goal of this review is to accurately characterize the networking requirements of science funded by the ASCR Program Office. These requirements will serve as input to the ESnet architecture and planning processes, and will help ensure that ESnet continues to provide world-class support for scientific discovery for DOE scientists and their collaborators. The tangible outcome of the review will be a document that includes both the network requirements and a supporting narrative.

Previous ASCR Reviews

  • Eli Dart, Brian Tierney, editors, “Advanced Scientific Computing Research Network Requirements Review, October 2012 - Final Report”, ESnet Network Requirements Review, October 4, 2012, LBNL LBNL-6109E.  ASCR-Net-Req-Review-2012-Final-Report.pdf
  • “ASCR (Advanced Scientific Computing Research) Network Requirements Workshop, April 2009 - Final Report”, ESnet Networking Requirements Workshop, April 15, 2009, LBNL LBNL-2495E.  ASCR-Net-Req-Workshop-2009-Final-Report.pdf

Schedule

The review will be a 2 day event, Wednesday April 22nd and Thursday April 23rd, 2015.  The review will be held at the Hilton in Gaithersburg MD.  Please see the Logistics section below for additional details.

Review Registration

The review is by invitation only.

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Review Report

This review will generate a network requirements document for the ASCR Program Office. This document will be composed of the network requirements input from the workshop attendees, including the case studies.

Review attendees should examine the case study template document and other background materials on the documents page. Please also review the pages on the ESnet public web site. Please then use the background materials in combination with your own knowledge and experience to generate a narrative describing your scientific research, instrument, facility or other scientific endeavor. Examples of science narratives with their accompanying requirements matrices can be found in the reports from previous reviews. Case studies (both the narrative and the corresponding data table) must be submitted to the review organizers (Eli Dart - dart@es.net, Mary Hester - mchester@es.net, and Jason Zurawski - zurawski@es.net) by Friday April 10th, 2015.

At the review we will review the documents and speak with the attendees to ensure that we understand the science being done insofar as it has an impact on networking. We will also make sure that we capture the timelines for upgrades, new facilities, changing collaborations, and other coming events that will change the way in which the network is used.

 


                                                                      

Logistics

Hotel

The review will be held April 22 - 23 2015 in the Hilton in Gaithersburg, MD.  A block of rooms has been reserved for review participants.

It is imperative for all ASCR Requirements Review 2015 participants to make sleep room reservations using the Gaithersburg Hilton reservation link provided below or by calling (301) 977-8900. To ensure you receive the $139/night rate, please reserve under the “EsNet Program Requirements Review” block name.

The block of hotel rooms closes on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - please ensure that you make your reservations before Tuesday March 31.

Hotel Address:

Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: (301) 977-8900
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/maryland/hilton-washington-dc-north-gaithersburg-GAIGHHF/index.html

 

Shuttle Service:

The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service from the Shady Grove Metro Station.  To request pickup from the Shady Grove Metro station please call (301) 977-8900.  See the Washington DC Metro web site for more information about Metro.

Directions:

Metro:

4 miles from Shady Grove Metro Station – the hotel has a complimentary shuttle service. To request pickup from the Shady Grove metro please call (301) 977-8900.

You can now travel from the Dulles Airport to the Silver Line Metro and then take Metro to Shady Grove. The total trip cost between Dulles and any station in the Metrorail system will be $11 or less. Dulles Airport offers the Washington Flyer bus that will take passengers to Wiehle-Reston East silver line Metro station. The bus runs between Dulles and Wiehle-Reston Metro station every 15 to 20 minutes between 6 AM and 10:40 PM EST.  Take the silver line going towards Largo Town Center, and at Metro Center change to the red line going towards Shady Grove.

A travel journal with step-by-step directions and pictures is available here.

Ronald Reagan National Airport( DCA):

If you are flying into National airport, you can take Metro to Shady Grove, and catch the complimentary hotel shuttle from the Metro station to the hotel.  To request pickup from the Shady Grove metro please call (301) 977-8900.

If you are unable to use Metro and are traveling by car, use the following directions:

  1.  
    1. Take George Washington Memorial Pkwy North when leaving the Airport
    2. Enter ramp following sign toward I-495 North
    3. Freeway forks, keep in the left lates toward Rockville/Frederick/I-270 N(Exit 38)
    4. Follow I-270 North toward Exit 10 (Note that I-270N has local and express lanes, if you chose the express lanes watch for signs that will allow you to enter into the local lanes before Exit 10/11).
    5. Take exit 10 for Maryland 117/West Diamond Avenue toward Maryland 124 S/Clopper Road/Quince Orchard Road
    6. Turn left onto MD-117 E
    7. Take the 1st left onto Perry Pkwy
    8. Follow Perry Pkwy for .7 miles, hotel is on left

Washington Dulles International Airport( IAD)

If you are flying into Dulles airport, the Metro Silver Line is now open.  See above for Metro and shuttle information.

If you are unable to use Metro and are traveling by car, use the following directions:

  1.  
    1. Exit rental car vendor and follow signs for Route 495/Washington/Route 267/Leesburg/Route 28/Sterling/Centerville and merge onto Dulles Access Rd
    2. Continue on Route 267 E (Dulles Access Road) for 12 miles. 
    3. Follow signs for Baltimore/I-495 N (exit 18)
    4. Freeway forks, keep in the left lates toward Rockville/Frederick/I-270 N(Exit 38)
    5. Follow I-270 North toward Exit 10 (Note that I-270N has local and express lanes, if you chose the express lanes watch for signs that will allow you to enter into the local lanes before Exit 10/11).
    6. Take exit 10 for Maryland 117/West Diamond Avenue toward Maryland 124 S/Clopper Road/Quince Orchard Road
    7. Turn left onto MD-117 E
    8. Take the 1st left onto Perry Pkwy
    9. Follow Perry Pkwy for .7 miles, hotel is on left

Baltimore Washington International Airport( BWI)

  1.  
    1. Head northeast 0.6 mi
    2. Continue straight onto I-195 W 4.2 mi
    3. Take exit 4B for Interstate 95 S toward Washington 0.3 mi
    4. Merge onto I-95 S 15.2 mi
    5. Take the exit onto MD-200 W Toll road 16.4 mi
    6. Continue onto I-370 W 1.7 mi
    7. Take the exit onto Interstate 270 N 0.9 mi
    8. Take the exit on the left onto I-270 N
    9. Take exit 10 for Maryland 117/West Diamond Avenue toward Maryland 124 S/Clopper Road/Quince Orchard Road
    10. Turn left onto MD-117 E
    11. Take the 1st left onto Perry Pkwy
    12. Follow Perry Pkwy for .7 miles, hotel is on left

 


                                                                      

DRAFT Agenda (under construction)

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

8:30AM Arrivals, informal discussions
9:00AM Introductions, Workshop outline presentation (Eli Dart, ESnet and Vince Dattoria, ESnet Program Manager)
9:30AM ESnet overview (Greg Bell, ESnet)
10:00AM Case Study discussion (Attendees)
10:30AM Break
10:45AM Case Study discussion (Attendees)
Noon Working lunch, continued discussions on presented case studies
1:00PM Case Study discussion (Attendees)
3:00PM Break
3:15PM ASCR Program Office research directions (Rich Carlson, ASCR)
3:45PM Case Study discussion (Attendees)
4:45PM Wrapup
5:00PM Adjourn for the day


Thursday, April 23, 2015

8:00AM Arrivals, informal discussions
8:30AM Summary of previous day's discussions (Eli Dart, ESnet)
8:45AM Case Study discussion (Attendees)
10:30AM Break
10:45AM Case Study discussion (Attendees)
Noon Lunch
1:00PM Case Study discussion (Attendees)
3:15PM Break
3:30PM Wrapup
4:00PM Adjourn