Clemson University Hosts Annual ESCC/Internet2 Winter Joint Techs Meeting
Technical Conference Presents Latest Research in Advanced Network Technologies; Track Sessions Netcast for Worldwide Viewing
Berkeley, Ca., Ann Arbor, Mich. and Clemson, SC – January 25, 2011 – In less than one week, Clemson University will host some of the world’s leading network engineers for the Winter 2011 ESCC/Joint Techs meeting January 30 – February 3, 2011. Since 1998, the conference series, co-sponsored by the Department of Energy’s ESnet Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC) and Internet2, brings together networking experts from research institutions around the world for four days of in-depth discussions, workshops, tutorials, demonstrations and presentations. The conference addresses the most pressing challenges facing research and education networks, which serve the vast bandwidth needs of colleges and universities worldwide.
The Winter 2011 Joint Techs track session agenda will focus on three themes:
· Advanced infrastructures with topics covering state and regional stimulus funded broadband projects and advances in dynamic circuit networking. · Emerging technologies with sessions covering federated identity management, cloud computing, “green” networking, and OpenFlow. · Convergence with topics including Telepresence and Open Source Videoconferencing.
Sessions will be netcast for worldwide viewing. Access the streams by clicking here.
In addition to the track sessions, tutorials are offered to provide more comprehensive hands-on training in areas of interest. To date, there are four tutorials planned for Sunday, January 30, 2011, including:
In conjunction with Joint Techs, Internet2 is offering two post-conference workshops, which include:
· Network Performance Workshop: This 1.5-day workshop trains attendees how to quickly identify and solve common host configuration and network performance problems. The workshop provides information on installing and using a variety of open-source performance tools, experience in interpreting the tool results, and introduction to methodologies for using a combination of tools to solve real-world problems. Workshop held from February 2, 2011 at 1pm – February 3, 2011 at 5pm.
· IPv6 Workshop: Over the course of this 2-day workshop, participants will design and set up a functioning IPv6 network, which will be connected to the Internet2 IPv6 Network and to the rest of the global IPv6 network. The network will have both external and internal routing configured and, using IPv6 transition tools, will also gateway to the global IPv4 Internet. After completing this workshop, attendees will be able to engineer IPv6 networks within their campuses and explain IPv6 engineering concepts to peers. In some cases, they will also be able to help teach or facilitate future IPv6 workshops. Workshop held from February 2, 2011 at 1pm – February 4, 2011 at 12pm.
Registration for the meeting is still open, and, for the first time, the meeting also offers a significantly discounted $25 student rate. Engineering and computer science students are greatly encouraged to attend for educational and networking opportunities. Please email for more information on how to register with the student rate. For other fees and registration, click here.
For general information on and a full schedule of Joint Techs events, click here.
Clemson University: www.clemson.edu