Abstract: Of Mice and Elephants

Presenter(s): Josh Sonstroem, UC Santa Cruz

This presentation will review what “elephant flows” are and how can Science DMZ networks help with them. What does it mean to have a campus Science DMZ for researchers and how to use third party transfer tools? What use are DTNs and how do they help?

The presentation will review basic principles of high-speed networking, elephant flows, and network design, and then delve into the Science DMZ and the services currently presented on the UC Santa Cruz campus. A technical walk-through of using GridFTP and Globus online and comparing this to the more traditional use of scp to transfer data to and from the DTN will be provided.