PingER phone meeting between HEPNRC & SLAC 7/28/99Rough notes by Les Cottrell
Attendees: Les Cottrell, Warren Matthews - SLAC; Bill Lidinsky and Shiqui He- HEPNRC.
Comments in bold face italics are action items.
How No Collisions Makes Better Physics: All you ever wanted to know about achieving your Wide-Area-Networking Goals. Internet connectivity is critical infrastructure for modern HEP experiments, computing goals can only be achieved with reliable, fast connections between geographically separate regions. In this talk we will discuss past and future performance, how the requirements of HEP can be met and how we will know. We will examine several networks and review several monitoring projects. We aim to detect the recipe for success.Les also put together a rough outline:
Active End-to-end Internet Performance Measurements in HEP & Elsewhere: when no collisions makes better physics Why we care Distance independent collaborations Methodology, deployment Validation thruput, http Comparison with other Active IEPM projects Results Long term thruput trends Comparisons between networks Importance of routing Monitoring of major HEP collaborationsWe agreed to think about this in more detail and return to it at the next meeting (see below).
Bill made the following suggestions:
HEPNRC have the SAS database on a Unix platform, and have a devlopment license for NT. the development license includes support for Java. However, the development package has to run on the same platform as the database. Porting the data from Unix to NT is a big effort according to Shiqui. Warren needs to be able to access the SAS data base at HEPNRC froma remote client at say SLAC. Warren & his student Yvonne are working on a Java interface (using JDBC) to Oracle and a public domain SQL database. It would be good if one could plug SAS into this. To do this requires a SAS driver. SAS does have support for ODBC. Warren and Shiqui will follow up with SAS.
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