Nicola Pezzi

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This paper reports on different efforts to provide quality of service (QoS) Networking to Grid applications done in the context of the MB-NG, GRS and DataTAG EU projects. These are leading edge network research projects involving more that 50 researchers in the UK, Europe and North America, concerned with the development and testing of protocols and(More)
Introduction : The transport of biomolecules like DNA, RNA and poly-peptides across protein membrane channels is of primary significance in a variety of areas. For example, gene expression in eukaryotic cells relies on the passage of mRNA through protein complexes connecting the cytoplasm with the cell nucleus. Although there has been a flurry of recent(More)
Internet Service Providers, as well as organisations that maintain their proprietary networks are faced with an increasing demand to provide virtual and quality of service aware networks over a common physical infrastructure. There have been many attempts to build these virtual networks using programmable networking techniques. In this paper, we address the(More)
The amount of data produced in high energy experiments like CDF (Collider Detector at FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)) [1] requires to distribute the computing and the data for the scientists analysing data of the experiments. Often remote computing resources are shared throughout several high energy experiments, although the underlying grid(More)
Editors’ Message 1–2 Standards for Grid Computing: Global Grid Forum Charlie Catlett 3–7 Characterizing Grids: Attributes, Definitions, and Formalisms Zsolt Németh and Vaidy Sunderam 9–23 Mapping Abstract Complex Workflows onto Grid Environments Ewa Deelman, James Blythe, Yolanda Gil, Carl Kesselman, Gaurang Mehta, Karan Vahi, Kent Blackburn, Albert(More)
A fast optical link (UKLight/StarLight) between UCL and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) in Chicago was established in 2004. It has been used by the CDF collaboration to send data between the USA and the UK at rates in excess of 500 Mb/sec and forms part of the CDF data-handling infrastructure. The issues involved in setting up the link and(More)
Circuit-switched networks are emerging as an attractive alternative to conventional packetswitched ones for some types of application, particularly ones involving transferring a large volume of data. The ESLEA Project will use the UKLight circuit-switched network, and its analogues overseas, to demonstrate the usefulness of circuit-switched networks in(More)
The ESLEA project utilises the UKLight switched circuit optical network to enable guaranteed high bandwidth network links for a range of eScience applications. The high energy particle physics (HEP) experiment, Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF), is one such application endeavouring to exploit the potential of high speed optical network links. CDF produces(More)
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