Jeronimo Bezerra, CIARA Assistant IT Director, and Beraldo Leal, researcher of UNESP’s Scientific Computing Center (NCC) presented “Using Kytos SDN platform to enhance international big data transfers” at the Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2018) Conference which took place on 9-13 July 2018 at the National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria. The conference is organized by the Institute for Advanced Physical Studies, Sofia University, Plovdiv University, New Bulgarian University, Bourgas Free University, INRNE‐BAS, IICT-BAS and Sofia Municipality. Approximately 600 computing experts and scientists attended CHEP 2018.

Kytos SDN Open Source platform is a tool that has been developed by the Sprace (Sao Paulo Research and Analysis Center) engineers and researchers in partnership with AmLight to provide a simple and efficient solution for managing software-defined networks.

The CHEP conference addresses the computing, networking and software issues for the world’s leading data‐intensive science experiments that currently analyze hundreds of petabytes of data using worldwide computing resources. The Conference is a major event in the area, featuring plenary sessions, parallel sections, and poster presentations; it publishes peer-reviewed Proceedings. CHEP 2018 addressed challenges in data‐intensive experimental and computational science to stress the increasing importance of the computing‐related connections between high‐energy and nuclear physics and data‐intensive astronomy, X‐ray science and computational science.

During the conference, Leal and Bezerra introduced the Kytos SDN Platform and showed how their latest application (Kytos MEF E-Line) could automate the process of creating WAN circuits.

AmLight engineers are working on Kytos and MEF E-Line development in order to use this application for the provisioning and circuit management that will be used during experiments like  LSST (The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope).


Details about the conference can be found here.
The paper abstract can be found here.
The presentation can be found here.