This free hands-on workshop provides cyberinfrastructure (CI) engineers with an introduction to tools and techniques for the design, implementation, and monitoring of high-throughput networks and science demilitarized zones (Science DMZs). Each attendee will have full control of equipment pods emulating internetworks and tools (see figures below) to learn and test TCP-related issues, perfSONAR nodes distributed across networks, and Bro-based Intrusion Detection.
By the end of this workshop, attendees will:
Tools and TCP:
- Use tools and techniques for measuring performance
- Test Linux systems on emulated Wide Area Networks (WANs)
- Measure the performance of different TCP congestion control algorithms (Reno, HTCP, BBR) on high-throughput (10 Gbps) high-latency (varying parameters) networks
- Measure the impact of parallel streams and maximum segment size (MSS) on throughput
- Describe Bro operations
- Manage and automate Bro instances
- Instrument Bro for network forensics
- Describe the operation of perfSONAR and use perfSONAR GUI to configure regular tests
- Analyze perfSONAR results on a variety of scenarios with injected packet loss and latency
- Use pScheduler’s CLI to schedule tests
- Visualize measurement data using MaDDash
- Understand and use the psConfig Web Administrator (PWA) to host groups and tests
The closest hotel to the workshop site is Courtyard Marriot (630 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201, https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/caecd-courtyard-columbia-downtown-at-usc/"), 5-minute walking distance. Another option includes The Inn at USC (1619 Pendleton St, Columbia, SC 29201, http://www.innatusc.com ), which provides shuttle services to campus.
The audience of this workshop includes IT educators, IT professionals, CI Engineers, High-Performance computing specialists, research systems administrators, security professionals.
This activity is supported by NSF award 1829698: CyberTraining CIP: Cyberinfrastructure Expertise on High-throughput Networks for Big Science Data Transfers.
Link to Official Webpage: NSF-1829698
Attendees are required to bring their own laptops.