Status Report for SLAC/DOE IEPM Project
For January 2003
Work completed or in progress since the last report.
PingERWarren worked with the local administrator at DESY to resolve a prolem with their connectivity.pl table.
Warren worked with the local administrators to revive data taking at LANL, BNL, and WISC. There was an interruption in data taking at JLAB. The problem has been resolved. There is a new PingER site at the Pacific North West GigaPOP (PNG).
IEPM-BWWarren worked on setting up the target sites monitoring from Georgia Tech. Warren worked with the administrators to set up targets at Florida State University (FSU), and University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Warren worked with Jerrod to fix problems processing the data.\
Les evaluated an improved bwtests time series graph from FNAL.
ABwEWarren installed Jiri's 'Available Bandwidth Estimater (ABwE) at Georgia Tech and the target sites.
OWAMPWarren worked with Eric Boyd to access the one-way latency measurements.
High Performance MeasurementsLes worked on a problem with hung processes on testbed hosts at Sunnyvale. He is also working on logistics for the 10GE tests to be made from Sunnyvale, still awaiting the Cisco 10GE cards. LANL is ready to deliver the 10GE PC interfaces. He also set up monitoring from RAID file server host at SNV to Chicago and CERN and SNV.
Setting up to make measurements from Sunnyvale to NIKHEF. Got disk space and host at SURFnet POP at SARA (next door to NIKHEF). Ran into problems with routing. Working with StarLight to resolve.
At SC2002 the NIKHEF/SLAC/Caltech team broke the Internet 2 Land Speed Record (LSR). Les discussed with NIKHEF, Caltech and Internet 2 folks on our Internet 2 Land Speed Record submission from SC2002.
Made testbed measurements with jumbo frames, also measurements with iperf and file transfers using the FAST and standard TCP stacks (see http://www-iepm.slac.stanford.edu/monitoring/bulk/fast/).
NIMIFabrizio Coccetti brought back the NIMI monitoring host at SLAC.
Web100Jerrod fixed a problem with installing web100 on SLAC AFS systems.
eJDSWarren and Les added more sites to the new ICTP/eJDS monitoring project. There are now 18 nodes in the ICTP group.
Warren made contact with the administrators in Iran and Nigeria to learn more about networking in those countries.
GlobusWarren brought up MDS with the EDG extensions, and added some PingER monitoring data.
Warren and Les attended a GLUE conference call about Network Elements
Warren worked with someone from KEK to run GridFTP tests.
PIPESWarren talked with Yee-Ting Li about communication between the PIPES measurement devices (PMP).
TsunamiWarren talked with Yee Ting Li about running some Tsunami tests.
VisitWarren arranged for Eric Boyd and Russ Hobby from the Internet2 http://www-iepm.slac.stanford.edu/about/status/e2epi/mins-jan03.html
Warren worked with Paul Mealor and Yee Ting Li to arrage for them to visit SLAC.
AdminWarren worked with Fabrizio to show him how to install Linux at SLAC.
DoE ReportLes drafted the semi-annual report on IEPM for Thomas Ndousse. http://www-iepm.slac.stanford.edu/about/status/iepm-yr-dec02.doc
PPDGLes wrote the PPDG/IEPM report for last quarter and submitted (see http://www-iepm.slac.stanford.edu/about/status/ppdg-2002-12.doc)
ESnetLes provided assistance to Jim Leighton of ESnet who needed traffic flow patterns for a Lab for a report that DoE has requested.
Internet2Warren arranged to travel to the Internet2 e2e workshop.
CHEPWarren worked on a poster for CHEP.
Les submitted two papers to CHEP03. One on A High Performance Wide Area Network Testbed: Experiences and Results, and a second on Network Monitoring to help Bridge the Digital Divide.
PAMAs a member of the program committee, Les reviewed 12 submissions to the Passive and Active Monitoring (PAM03) workshop to be held in March in La Jolla.
SLAC had 3 papers accepted for PAM2003 including Jiri's ABwE paper, Ajay's Quick Iperf paper, and the INCITE pathchirp paper. Also the IEPM-BW infrastructure paper was accepted for PFDL.
ICFA/SCICLes updated his report from the ICFA/SCIC WG on Network Monitoring, see http://www.slac.stanford.edu/xorg/icfa/icfa-net-paper-dec02/
NY TimesLes sent copy of NY times article (see http://www.slac.stanford.edu/grp/scs/net/talk/nytimes-dec02.html) to various interested folks including Thomas Ndousse.
ProposalWarren contacted Vern Paxson and Andy Adams about revamping the MAGGIE proposal.
JiriWarren worked on Jiri's review.
Created February 3, 2003. Last updated February 24, 2003.
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