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  • Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:16:26 -0500 (EST)

Software-Defined Networking, Cloud Computing, Emerging Technologies and
Data-Intensive Science Infrastructure Support
Focus of Winter 2012 Joint Techs Conference

Ann Arbor, Mich. and Berkeley, Calif.—(Dec. 14, 2011)-- The Winter 2012 Joint
Techs conference, which is the premier international conference of network
engineers, will focus on software-defined networking (SDN), cloud computing,
emerging technologies, and infrastructure support for data-intensive science.

The meeting, co-sponsored by the ESnet Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC) and
Internet2, will be held Sunday, Jan. 22, through Thursday, Jan. 26, in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana at the C.B. Pennington Jr. Building, C. B. Pennington
Biomedical Research Center, and will be hosted by the Louisiana Optical
Network Initiative (LONI). The deadline for the early registration discount
is Wednesday, Dec. 21 and the hotel lodging deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 4. To
register, go to

Mike McPherson of the University of Virginia and Mike Bennett of Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory will lead the discussions on cloud computing and
emerging technologies on Monday, Jan. 23. Steve Corbato of the University of
Utah and Eli Dart from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences
Network (ESnet) will chair the sessions on infrastructure support for
data-intensive science on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Matt Davy from Indiana University
and Jason Lee from the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
(NERSC) will lead the software-defined networking meetings on Wednesday, Jan.

In addition, tutorials will be held on constructing an OpenFlow network,
installing equipment in a Colocation/Telco facility and building a successful
infrastructure to support data intensive science.

On January 25 and 26 following the Joint Techs meeting, the ESCC will holds
its semi-annual meeting of its members, providing a technical forum that
helps establish community practices to ensure the smooth operation of the
ESnet-connected sites.

In addition, a network performance workshop, GLIF meeting and NetGurus
sessions will be colocated with Joint Techs during the week of the conference.

For registration, general information, and a full schedule, go to

About Joint Techs:

Since 1998, the Joint Techs conference series, co-sponsored by the Department
of Energy’s 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

More information:
Louisiana Optical Network Initiative:

Media contact:
Todd Sedmak


  • [I2-NEWS] Joint Tech, Todd Sedmak, 12/14/2011

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