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Networking & Data-centric Issues Workshop Agenda

University Place Conference Center (UPCC) - Room 102

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Timeslot Item/Description
7:30a-8:30 Breakfast: Conference Room 102 (resolve any connectivity issues)
8:30-9:00 Welcome: Introductions of Organizers, Dignitaries & NSF Staff
9:00-9:15 Welcome: Indiana University Representative to Participants
9:15-10:00 Workshop Overview/Scope: Alan Blatecky (NSF) * Specific challenges related to scope * Strategic view * Tactical issues
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:30 Review of Position Papers Submitted: 5 minutes each
11:30-12:30p Defining the Nature of the "big data problem" Jan Odegard (Rice), Larry Smarr (UCSD), Jim Pepin (Clemson), Guy Almes (Texas A&M) and Jim French (Corporation for National Research Initiatives)
12:30-1:30 Lunch: Bistro
1:30-3:00 Moderated Discussion: 45 minutes each Facilitators - Larry Smarr (UCSD) & Akhtar Mahmood (Bellarmine) * Campus grids-to-national infrastructure (both compute & data-oriented approaches) * Departmental cluster-to-campus HPC infrastructure; promising approaches to data storage & management
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:15 Moderated Discussion: Dave Jent (IU) - 30 minutes each * Campus networks to state, regional, national & international facilities * Campus-to-campus & campus-to-state/regional approaches
4:15-5:30 Panel discussion: Among Panalists - Matt Davy (IU), Steve Corbató (Utah), Jim Pepin (Clemson), Matt Zekaukas (Internet2) and Michael Mundrane (UC, Berkeley) * How do you see the changing nature of the data challenge? * How best can we organize the effective networking of campus & federal CI resources to meet data-moving and remote visualization needs? * What are the most challenging barriers? * What are the most promising technical opportunities? * How might campus, regional & backbone facilities contribute to solving the challenges?
5:30-5:45 Review of the day
5:45-6:30 Tour of GlobalNoc (optionally, based upon interest)
6:30-7:15 Cash Bar & Reception: Bistro Lobby
7:15-9:15 Dinner: Indiana Banquet Room


Thursday, 8 April 2010

Timeslot Item/Description
7:30a-8:30 Breakfast: Conference Room 102
8:30-9:15 Panel discussion: Among Panalists - John Towns (NCSA), Ray Ford (University of Montana), Richard Moore (UCSD) and Michael Mundrane (UC, Berkeley) * A CIO's view of issues surrounding the support of research/researcher's needs. * How to escalate these needs when weighed with other campus challenges. * What particular challenges face smaller schools? * Challenges in data storage and management.
9:15-10:30 Group Discussion: How can national & campus CI leaders work together to address the data challenge (both network-centric and storage/management-centric issues)
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00p Open Discussion * What didn’t get coverage? * Record next steps. * Goal review; did we meet any?
12:00-1:00 Lunch: Bistro
1:00-1:30 Commentary: Internet2 & National Lambda Rail (NLR) – 15 minutes each
1:30-3:00 Continue Discussion: Next Steps?
3:00 Wrap-Up