Workshop Details


  • Workshop Agenda
  • Google Doc for collecting Topics & Questions to cover in more depth (pending)


Workshop Goals

By the end of this workshop the participant will be able to:

  • Understand selected use cases for using a FIONA/FIONette as a Data Transfer Node or Data Access Node
  • Be able to deploy a FIONette node at their institution
  • Install and configure perfSONAR tools including regular testing (throughput, latency / loss, traceroute)
  • Install and configure GridFTP tools including regular disk-to-disk throughput testing
  • Install and configure MaDDash visualization tool and Measurement Archive for storing test results
  • Troubleshoot selected network issues using the pS toolkit and other tools
  • Understand data movement performance analysis and visualization
  • Understand scaling and tuning options for for optimal data flow, including
    • BIOS / OS / FileSystem
    • TCP/UDP network stack
    • Single-stream vs Multiple-streams
    • Larger flows
    • Longer paths (with high Bandwidth Delay Products)
  • Properly secure FIONA/FIONette devices

Target Audience

  • Operational staff with responsibility for science engagement, e.g.:
    • Cyberinfrastructure Engineers
    • High Performance Computing Specialists
    • Research Systems Administrators
    • System Integration Engineers


  • Familiarity with the ScienceDMZ architectural model and related concepts
  • Experience with an UNIX/Linux command line environment
  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP and UDP protocols
  • Basic UNIX/Linux System Administration skills and familiarity with Linux PC server hardware
  • Basic Network Engineering skills and familiarity with modern routing and switching technologies  
  • Familiarity with the perfSONAR toolkit

Please note

  • participants are required to bring a notebook computer
  • participants should make their travel & lodging arrangements to allow them to be present in Copenhagen on 15 April

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