Optimizing Large Data Transfers Over 100Gbps Wide Area Networks
The Advanced Networking Initiative (ANI) project from the Energy Services Network provides a 100 Gbps testbed, which offers the opportunity for evaluating applications and middleware used by scientific experiments. This testbed is a prototype of a 100 Gbps wide-area network backbone, which links several Department Of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, universities and other research institutions. These scientific experiments involve movement of large datasets for collaborations among researchers at different sites and thus require advanced infrastructure for supporting large and fast data transfers. A 100 Gbps network testbed is a key component of the ANI project and is used for DOE's science research programs.