June 16-20, 2013

Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

Name: Future Trends
(4) The Condo of Condos
Time: Monday, June 17, 2013
1:40 PM - 1:45 PM
Room:   Multi-Purpose Area 4 (MPA 4)
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Speakers:   James R. Bottum, Clemson University
Abstract:   University-located computational and data storage resources are increasingly being aggregated into shared university-level systems that are dubbed “condominium clusters.” The Condo of Condos is a “consortium of the willing” that will work together to extend this condominium model both locally and across the consortium. By aggregating resources and expertise at the institutional level it will be possible to create distributed technical and support operations that provide faculty and students with methods to leverage a much larger and robust set of resources. Partnering with Internet2, the consortium will use the Internet2 Innovation Platform to connect campuses and allow high performance interconnections through Science DMZs that can be built and broken down in ad-hoc ways using software defined networking. The ability to develop these network connections, coupled with the Condo of Condos’ community building characteristics, will be a model for “team science” that can be extended and replicated not just nationally, but worldwide. By leveraging existing computing resources both locally and nationally (Open Science Grid and XSEDE), we will enable science and education deployments that are not possible today, making complex collaborations with computational needs routine. The impact of this project on campus IT will be transformative and will create a community of practitioners that shares resources, experience, and expertise to facilitate new knowledge and discovery.

Poster authors:
James Bottum, Clemson University; Wendy Huntoon, Internet2; Barr von Oehsen, Clemson University
Program may be subject to changes.