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Title: LambdaStation: Exploiting Advance Networks In Data Intensive High Energy Physics Applications

Abstract

Lambda Station software implements selective, dynamic, secure path control between local storage & analysis facilities, and high bandwidth, wide-area networks (WANs). It is intended to facilitate use of desirable, alternate wide area network paths which may only be intermittently available, or subject to policies that restrict usage to specified traffic. Lambda Station clients gain awareness of potential alternate network paths via Clarens-based web services, including path characteristics such as bandwidth and availability. If alternate path setup is requested and granted, Lambda Station will configure the local network infrastructure to properly forward designated data flows via the alternate path. A fully functional implementation of Lambda Station, capable of dynamic alternate WAN path setup and teardown, has been successfully developed. A limited Lambda Station-awareness capability within the Storage Resource Manager (SRM) product has been developed. Lambda Station has been successfully tested in a number of venues, including Super Computing 2008. LambdaStation software, developed by the Fermilab team, enables dynamic allocation of alternate network paths for high impact traffic and to forward designated flows across LAN. It negotiates with reservation and provisioning systems of WAN control planes, be it based on SONET channels, demand tunnels, or dynamic circuit networks. It creates End-To-End circuitmore » between single hosts, computer farms or networks with predictable performance characteristics, preserving QoS if supported in LAN and WAN and tied security policy allowing only specific traffic to be forwarded or received through created path. Lambda Station project also explores Network Awareness capabilities.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science and Technology (EM-50)
OSTI Identifier:
963887
Report Number(s):
DOE/FG/25163/FINAL
TRN: US201005%%285
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-04ER25613
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; AVAILABILITY; COMPUTERS; FARMS; FERMILAB; FUNCTIONALS; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS; IMPLEMENTATION; PERFORMANCE; SECURITY; STORAGE

Citation Formats

Newman, Harvey B. LambdaStation: Exploiting Advance Networks In Data Intensive High Energy Physics Applications. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.2172/963887.
Newman, Harvey B. LambdaStation: Exploiting Advance Networks In Data Intensive High Energy Physics Applications. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/963887
Newman, Harvey B. 2009. "LambdaStation: Exploiting Advance Networks In Data Intensive High Energy Physics Applications". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/963887. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/963887.
@article{osti_963887,
title = {LambdaStation: Exploiting Advance Networks In Data Intensive High Energy Physics Applications},
author = {Newman, Harvey B},
abstractNote = {Lambda Station software implements selective, dynamic, secure path control between local storage & analysis facilities, and high bandwidth, wide-area networks (WANs). It is intended to facilitate use of desirable, alternate wide area network paths which may only be intermittently available, or subject to policies that restrict usage to specified traffic. Lambda Station clients gain awareness of potential alternate network paths via Clarens-based web services, including path characteristics such as bandwidth and availability. If alternate path setup is requested and granted, Lambda Station will configure the local network infrastructure to properly forward designated data flows via the alternate path. A fully functional implementation of Lambda Station, capable of dynamic alternate WAN path setup and teardown, has been successfully developed. A limited Lambda Station-awareness capability within the Storage Resource Manager (SRM) product has been developed. Lambda Station has been successfully tested in a number of venues, including Super Computing 2008. LambdaStation software, developed by the Fermilab team, enables dynamic allocation of alternate network paths for high impact traffic and to forward designated flows across LAN. It negotiates with reservation and provisioning systems of WAN control planes, be it based on SONET channels, demand tunnels, or dynamic circuit networks. It creates End-To-End circuit between single hosts, computer farms or networks with predictable performance characteristics, preserving QoS if supported in LAN and WAN and tied security policy allowing only specific traffic to be forwarded or received through created path. Lambda Station project also explores Network Awareness capabilities.},
doi = {10.2172/963887},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/963887}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {9}
}