End-System Control Architectures in E-Science Networks
This project will develop software particularly well suited for applications requiring large-scale file transfers, visualization/remote steering, grid computing, and other high-end functionalities on dedicated ultra-high-speed networks. Storage and computing systems are facing growing challenges when inter-connecting across large wide-area network infrastructures. In particular, current technologies do not provide the desired automation and flexibility for end-system bandwidth delivery. This project will address this problem by developing advanced end-system control solutions that combine off-the-shelf software with intelligent middleware to deliver much-improved bandwidth delivery at the application layer. These offerings will allow end-systems and users to achieve genuine multi-gigabit speeds across global distances in a seamless, cost-effective manner. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The Phase I project conducted a thorough analysis to determine the feasibility of the planned approach. The Phase II project will transition the Phase I feasibility study and preliminary software prototype/demonstrations into a complete system ready for commercialization. The initial baseline middleware specification produced in Phase I will be significantly expanded with additional capabilities and external interfaces. Next, this framework will be integrated with hardware to demonstrate a comprehensive end-system prototype suitable for use within the high-end user application communities. Finally, it will develop and test various client applications to demonstrate the final product and quantify its improvements at the application layer.
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