Programme announced for 17th Annual LambdaGrid Workshop-GLIF 2017

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Here’s the programme for the 17th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop – GLIF 2017. This event is the annual international gathering of research networking experts from around the world and this year, it is being held in Sydney, Australia from 25-27 September and is proudly hosted by AARNet.

GLIF 2017 will feature speakers on the Square Kilometre Array, the Pacific Islands Research and Education Network, long-distance parallel file systems, how SDN supports data intensive science, how moving switching to Layer 2 improves energy efficiency, and on Trans-Oceanic performance engineering and monitoring. The workshop will have a specific focus on how global network architectures are supporting research applications in the Pacific region, and how big data is sent and processed around the world. 

There will also be technical discussions on new developments with optical exchanges, how well SDN is working and what comes next, and on network measurement and performance verification. 

GLIF 2017  Program – Plenary Sessions

Provisional and subject to change


Chair: David Wilde, AARNet

09:00 – 09:15   Welcome to GLIF 2017 – Jim Ghadbane, CANARIE & David Wilde, AARNet

09:15 – 10:00   Keynote: Enabling the Square Kilometre Array with lambda networking – Shaun Amy, CSIRO

10:00 – 10:45   Wayfinding – Connecting Our Pacific Islands – Garret Yoshimi, University of Hawaii & Rommel Hidalgo, University of Guam

10:45 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 11:45   Extending the Metropolitan Data Caching Infrastructure (MeDiCI) across the Pacific: an experiment in global systems – David Abramson, University of Queensland

11:45 – 12:15   The Global Research Platform: A Software Defined Distributed Environment for Data Intensive Science – Jim Chen, Northwestern University

12:15 – 12:45   Energy-efficient networking – Tomohiro Kudoh, University of Tokyo


Chair: Kevin Meynell, Internet Society

11:00 – 11:30   Trans-oceanic performance engineering and monitoring: reverse engineering other people’s networks, policies or assumptions about your traffic – JP Velders, University of Amsterdam

11:30 – 12:00   AmLight’s SDN Looking Glass: Centralizing SDN monitoring for troubleshooting – Jeronimo Bezarra, Florida International University

12:00 – 12:30   Whatever happened to that NSI stuff? – Jerry Sobieski, NORDUnet

12:30- 13:30    Lunch

13:30 – 14:00   REANNZ: Networking Oceania – TBD

14:00 – 14:30   100G Lambda networking in CERNET and IPv4/IPv6 traffic engineering – Xing Li, CERNET

14:30 – 15:00   Opening up Optical Networking: TIP and merchant optics – Guy Roberts, GEANT Association

15:00 – 15:30   Break

15:30 – 17:00   Panel session – Moderator: Rodney Wilson, Ciena

17:00 – 17:15   Closing address & GLIF 2018 – Jim Ghadbane, CANARIE & David Wilde, AARNet

GLIF 2017  Program – Technical Working Group Meeting #26

Provisional and subject to change


Chairs: Lars Fischer, NORDUnet & Eric Boyd, University of Michigan

13:45 – 14:00   Welcome & Introduction to GLIF Techs

14:00 – 14:45   Next Steps in Optical Exchanges

14:45 – 15:00   GLIF Exchange Point Attributes – Jeronimo Bezerra, Florida International University

15:00- 15:15    New exchange project – Dale Finkelson, Internet2

15:15 – 15:45   Break

15:45 – 17:45   Transforming Networking: How well is SDN working, and what’s next?


Chairs: Lars Fischer, NORDUnet & Eric Boyd, University of Michigan

09:00 – 10:30   Network Measurement and Performance Verification

GLIF 2017 Registrations

The registration fee is AUD 450 per person (AUD 350 for registered students) up to 23 August 2017, and AUD 500 per person (AUD 400 for registered students) thereafter.

Accommodation is available in the Rydges Camperdown at the special rate of AUD 165 per night including GST, the Mercure Sydney Central at the special rate of AUD 249 per night, and the Waldorf Sydney Central Serviced Apartments at the special rate of AUD 195 per night including GST. These can be reserved when registering for the workshop, and should be booked before 23 August 2017.

Please note that a Software Defined Networking (SDN) Workshop will also held on Thursday, 28 September 2017 at the University of New South Wales.

You can register, book accommodation and pay online 

Find out more about GLIF 2017  

About GLIF

GLIF, the Global Lambda Integrated Facility, is an international consortium that promotes the paradigm of lambda networking.

GLIF provides lambdas internationally as an integrated facility to support data-intensive scientific research, and supports middleware development for lambda networking. It brings together some of the world’s premier networking engineers who are working together to develop an international infrastructure by identifying equipment, connection requirements, and necessary engineering functions and services.

The GLIF participants are National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), consortia and institutions working with lambdas.

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