Enhancing of Network-Aware Applications and Bottleneck Elimination (ENABLE)
Project Award Date: 0000-00-00
Next generation Internet (NGI) applications will push the limits of available network bandwidth. Scientists at the Department of Energy and elsewhere will face possible limits and lapses in their Internet capabilities at the very time when their collaborative work is reaching unprecedented levels.
The Internet network needs two critical services to guarantee maximum efficiency in the use of network resources. First, it needs a system to monitor the performance of each the system's components. This system would enable detailed performance analysis of the complete end-to-end system.
Second, it needs a system to monitor current network characteristics and to provide this information to network-aware applications that can effectively adapt to current network conditions.
Both needs require a similar set of services-adaptive monitoring, infrastructure, a monitor data publishing mechanism, and monitor data analysis tools. Through this project, investigators will develop a grid service to provide these capabilities. They will also address the overall goal: to provide manageability, reliability, and adaptability for high-performance applications running over wide-area networks.
This project is a collaborative effort between researchers at KU and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in California and is an outgrowth of the MAGIC testbed effort of the late '90s. The project demonstrates a history of continuity of work in this area and KU's recognized expertise.
For More Information: http://www.ittc.ku.edu/projects/enable/
Primary Sponsor(s): DOE