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The NeI: A hierachy of Networks - from the researcher to the core

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This workshop gives us an opportunity to look at our local systems and JANET (JISC) from the perspective of the network. The networks under consideration are those

  • on the core
  • on the CPU
  • in the server
  • between servers, whether IO or program communication
  • the LAN
  • the WAN

This approach is concisely stated by the Open Systems Interconnection OSI model (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model).

The concept of data movement (or workflow) is now crucial to workflow and system design. These are subject increasingly to external policies and regulations.

Understanding the hierarchy of networks that we operate in is now needed to help us all make the right design choices going forward.

This workshop will look at the underlying principles we need to ingest and practice in order to produce the best well balanced systems/solutions for our user communities.

We will also look at what set of network-based services we need, such as AAAI, cybersecurity and data transport infrastructure.

The final network is the people network of system and service administrators and research software engineers and this meeting is for you.

We will have talks on new core and CPU technologies, how servers are evolving, servers, the interconnect, JISC networking, AAAI, Cyberscurity and Cloud Services.

Jeremy Yates (DIRAC) will write up this meeting as a meeting report and make this and the presentations available on the new PDG repository.

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