AmLight ExP Newsletter October – December 2017
AmLight Team at Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEx17)
October 15-18, 2017The AmLight team presented its solution for a single centralized Network Monitoring System (NMS) focused on the requirements of OpenFlow networks. The tool SDN Looking Glass incorporates some of the tools developed and presented by the AmLight engineering team in past conferences, including the AmLight Sniffer and the AmLight SDNTrace and its inter-domain data plane tests. The goal is to consolidate all SDN tools created in-house into a single tool that would be a single point of view to understand the network behavior and automate troubleshooting activities … Read More
South American Astronomy Coordination Committee (SAACC) Meeting Fall 2017
October 19, 2017
The AmLight SAACC Fall meeting took place at the REUNA’s offices located at Santiago, Chile in conjunction with ADASS conference. The meeting gathered participants from several university, organizations and research institutions from USA, Latin America, and Europe. The SAACC is comprised of representatives from the various astronomy projects who are conducting projects or operating observatories in South America. The initial chair of the SAACC, Dr. R. Chris Smith, Director of the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and head of mission for AURA Observatory in Chile, provides oversight of the Chilean activities of CTIO, Gemini, SOAR, and LSST … Read More
LSST Inter-Domain Coordination at ADASS
October 22-26, 2017
Jeronimo Bezerra,  AmLight ExP Chief Network Engineer, presented the academic paper “International Networking in support of Extremely Large Astronomical Data-centric Operations” at the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference which was hosted by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the Atacama Millimeter/ submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM) in collaboration with several Chilean governmental agencies and institutions in Santiago, Chile. The conference provided a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software and software systems employed in the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and dissemination of astronomical data … Read More
Global Experimentation for Future Internet (GEFI 2017)
October 26-27, 2017
Dr. Heidi Morgan and Dr. Julio Ibarra participated in GEFI Workshop which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and was hosted by the Brazilian national research and education network – Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP). The GEFI series of workshops grew out of an agreement between the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) and Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) projects in 2015 to advance the joint interests in hosting at-scale experimentation in future internet architectures … Read More
Facilitating content distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa through Software-Defined Exchange Points
November 2-3, 2017
Dr. Julio Ibarra introduced “Facilitating content distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa through Software-Defined Exchange Points” at the UbuntuNet Connect 2017 Conference. The conference was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was preceded by a series of other pre-conference events, hosted by the Ethiopia Education and Research Network for (EthERNet), the NREN of Ethiopia. UbuntuNet-Connect is the Annual Conference of UbuntuNet Alliance that focuses on research and education networking activities in Africa. The Conference brought together practitioners in the research and education networking community, researchers, policy makers, academicians, connectivity providers, and a pool of expertise from across Africa and beyond … Read More
AmLight-Exp Network Infrastructure Demonstrate Large Data-Sets Transfer at SC17
November 13-17, 2017
The SuperComputing17 (SC17) event was hosted in Denver, Colorado from November 14, 2017, to November 16, 2017. Over this period, network engineers from AmLight, Academic Network of São Paulo (ANSP), State University of São Paulo (UNESP) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) leveraged the AmLight-ExP network infrastructure to transport large data-sets on 100Gbps links between São Paulo, Miami, and Denver.  Currently, AmLight-ExP has a total aggregated capacity of 240Gbps between South America and North America. In addition, two 100G circuits were installed between Miami and Denver provisioned by CenturyLink … Read More
Happy Holidays from FIU CIARA!
December 2017
The CIARA Team would like to wish you and your family a Wonderful Holidays and a Happy New Year! From Heidi, Julio, Chip, Luis, Jeronimo, Adil, Vinicius, Ileana, Vasilka, Doug, Sami, Marcos, and Nalin … Read More
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