PingER phone meeting between HEPNRC & SLAC 8/18/99Rough 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 collaborationsBill and Shiqi had not had a chance to review the above and agreed to read and send responses by email in the next few days.
Warren's student has made encouraging progress with providing JDBC access to some other databases.
HEPNRC are going to look at running the SAS database on Windows NT. This will enable them to use their existing licenses for the Internet access server. It will mean that the archive data will need to be copied to the NT server. Then we will need to test to see that the JDBC access works remotely from SLAC, and if successful we can migrate away from the SAS Unix. Should we need remote logon capability to this machine then we may need to look at the Citrix Windows Terminal Server and running the SAS application under it, however, at this time such access is probably not needed from SLAC. Bill feels this is an October timeframe issue. We should make this a regular agenda item for the next few meetings.
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