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  • From: Luke Fowler <>
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  • Subject: Re: [perfsonar-announce] Announcing: 2019 perfSONAR User Survey
  • Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:13:54 -0500

Hi perfSONAR Community,

I’d like to remind everyone about the 2019 perfSONAR User Survey.  We will keep the survey open through the end of next week, so please take a few minutes to respond if you haven’t already and have ideas for improving perfSONAR.


—Luke, on behalf of the perfSONAR team.

On Jan 29, 2019, at 10:07 AM, Luke Fowler <> wrote:

Hi perfSONAR Community,

The perfSONAR team is pleased to announce the latest version of the perfSONAR user survey. We would appreciate a few moments of your time to fill out this survey. If you feel inclined, please feel free to forward this survey to others in your organization or other collaborators you think might be interested.

This short set of questions is designed to help the perfSONAR team prioritize future directions. Please respond by February 15, 2019.

We appreciate your feedback and continued participation in the perfSONAR project.


The perfSONAR Team.


Networks are vital to modern research and education. Collaboration relies heavily on network infrastructure, and almost always crosses administrative domains.  Ensuring that things are operating well, on an end-to-end basis, is critical.  Performance monitoring within a single domain (e.g. a university network) is a common and accepted practice; cross-domain performance monitoring (e.g. between two collaborating campuses) is difficult to do with traditional tools.


perfSONAR is a widely-deployed test and measurement infrastructure that is used by science networks and facilities around the world to monitor and ensure network performance. Deployed at more than 1,100 universities, laboratories, regional networks, and the like around the globe, perfSONAR is an increasingly critical software component in the research & education ecosystem. In fact, it's probably in use at your campus, lab, or regional network, supporting your networking team in the operation of the networks that your researchers depend on every day.

Further details on perfSONAR may be found here:

Requirements Gathering

Several organizations, including ESnet, GEANT, Indiana University, Internet2, and the University of Michigan develop and maintain the perfSONAR tool suite as an open source project to the general benefit of the global Research and Education (R&E) community.

In the past, the development of perfSONAR has been guided by a periodic requirements gathering process. The perfSONAR development collaboration plans to continue that requirements process. The requirements gathering process includes:

* surveys to the chief stakeholders and the chief operators of campus and lab networks
* performance-related working group meetings online and at various in-person meetings
* user feedback from the various perfsonar mailing lists
* direct feedback from perfSONAR training sessions
* experience assisting users in problem solving real performance problems

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