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Merit Network Performance Workshop: Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

21-22 February 2006
MITC, Suite 300
1000 Oakbrook Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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 Merit 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
    The fee for this Workshop is $200 for 1 or 2 participants from the same location. Registration for this Workshop is CLOSED. Please contact Laurie Kirchmeier at Merit with questions.
  • Agenda
    This hands-on workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21 (from 1 - 5:30 pm) and Wednesday, February 22 (from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm) at the Michigan Information Technology Center (MITC) . The agenda is
    available here. An OPTIONAL preparatory session will be held on February 21 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 presenters and 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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