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A major imperative facing the research community is the sharing of high performance computing resources to meet data transfer demands of the distributed research paradigm. In recognition of the needs of high-end computer applications, UKLight, the UK's first national switched circuit optical network, was established in 2004. UKLight provides participating(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)
Circuit-switched networks are emerging as an attractive alternative to conventional packet-switched 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)
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)
The MB-NG project brings together users, industry, equipment providers and e-science applications. The project aims are: to construct a high-performance leading edge quality of service (QoS) network; to demonstrate end-to-end managed bandwidth services in a multi-domain environment and to investigate high performance data transport mechanisms for Grid data(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(More)
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