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OARnet Network Performance Workshop: Columbus, Ohio

Agenda -- Participants-- Prerequisites -- Logistical Information -- Presentations -- Workshop Locations

29-30 September 2005
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

The increasing reliance on network connectivity in all aspects of campus activities is resulting in increased pressure on support staff to quickly resolve network problems. Through participation in performance measurement networks, GigaPoP engineers, campus engineers and end-users can now work together to resolve end-to-end performance problems. The measurement infrastructure is most effectively leveraged when all paths within the network and servers on the edge support on-demand testing beacons. This workshop brings together representatives from various OARnet campuses to maximize these networking efforts.

Internet2's End-to-End Performance Initiative (E2Epi) is working to establish a performance measurement infrastructure across Internet2 campuses and labs, performing analysis of the end-to-end path, and establishing a normal operational mode where network operations, applications, and the end-user easily can determine network capabilities and restrictions.

After this workshop, you will have placed measurement beacons on your campus and learned to use related tests and tools, thus reducing the time required to identify, locate and resolve many of the most common network performance issues by readily isolating the problem.

NOTE: We will continue to publish documents, links, and other information so please check here for updates.

Meeting Information:

  • Registration
    Registration costs $200/person and is available online at: OARnet-Network-Performance-Workshop-Registration
  • Agenda
    This hands-on workshop is scheduled for September 29 (from 1 - 5 pm) and 30 (from 8:30 am - 5 pm) at the Bale Theatre on OSU's campus. The agenda is
    available here. An OPTIONAL preparatory session will be held on September 29 from 9:00 - Noon, open to all participants, to ensure they have the required hardware pre-configured; if you are interested in this session, please inform Susan Evett, Performance Architecture and Technologies, Internet2.
  • Participants
    A list of meeting attendees is available here.
  • Logistical Information
    Information on lodging,transportation, parking, and restaurants is available here.
  • Presentations
    Links to presentations from the workshop will be available here.

  • Documentation
    A copy of the business case [Word] provided in the Workshop materials is available. See also the Library for links to each of the cookbooks.
More information on the tools presented at the workshop can be found at:
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