Abstract: Pacific Research Platform

Presenter(s): Eli Dart, ESnet • John Haskins, UCSC • John Hess, CENIC • Erik McCroskey, UC Berkeley • Paul Murray, Stanford • Larry Smarr, Calit2 • Michael van Norman, UCLA

The Pacific Research Platform is a project to forward the work of advanced researchers and their access to technical infrastructure, with a vision of connecting all the National Science Foundation Cyberinfrastructure grants (NSF CC-NIE & CC-IIE) to research universities within the region, as well as the Department of Energy (DOE) labs and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). Larry Smarr, founding Director of Calit2, will present an overview of the project, followed by a panel discussion of regional inter-site connectivity challenges and opportunities.