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GÉANT to exhibit at SuperComputing17


From 12-17 November the international supercomputing community will gather in Denver, Colorado for SC17 – the International Conference for High Performance Computing (HPC), Networking, Storage and Analysis.


​GÉANT will be exhibiting in the research area from 13-16 November at booth #267 of the Colorado Convention Centre, where visitors​ will get the chance to view inspiring demonstrations and pioneering collaborations, as well as speak to networking experts to discuss requirements or just talk science! 


Several demonstrations are planned during the week:


  • perfSONAR - perfSONAR is a network measurement toolkit with 1000s of instances deployed worldwide. This demonstration will show measurements in virtual environments.
  • Network Management as a Service (NMaaS) ​- ​With the increasing complexity of networking environments GÉANT has developed a cloud-based "appstore" portal of management tools allowing engineers to select and configure chosen application elements in a virtualised service management platform. GÉANT will demonstrate this platform and application marketplace for users and application developers.
  • Automatic Provisioning of Virtual Networks with GÉANT’s Testbeds Service (GTS) and (automatically provisioned) Connection Services. The GÉANT Testbeds Service (GTS) is a new production service that provides the ability to setup isolated customized virtual networks in order to be able to work with novel concepts in networking and telecommunications. Such testbed environments are extremely useful because wide area network construction involves a high degree of complexity, expense, and support that impede network research. Researchers need to be able to conduct their experiments over real networks. At the same​ time they need to be able to run these tests without having to worry about impacting other production services.  A special feature of GTS is that these automatically provisioned virtual networks are not simulations, but are run over isolated parts of the real physical infrastructure so that scientists can obtain realistic statements on network behavior and network traffic. 

GÉANT’s NREN partners are also well represented with attendance by CESNET (Czech Republic), RENATER (France), DFN (Germany), HEAnet (Ireland), SURFnet (Netherlands),​ RedIRIS (Spain) and SWITCH (Switzerland). Look for the GÉANT sign to see connected NRENs. 


To arrange a meeting at the booth, please contact anna.everitt@geant.org​