October 10, 2003

Second Annual HPWREN Users Meeting Focuses on Future of Network

On September 11, HPWREN collaborators met at the Palomar Observatory to discuss current and future network applications, funding issues, and network impacts.

Workshop speakers included NSF Project Manager Kevin Thompson, HPWREN PI Hans-Werner Braun, and HPWREN co-PI Frank Vernon. Other speakers included Duncan Agnew, Dan Cayan, Christopher Latham, John Orcutt, and Frieder Seible of the University of California San Diego; Pablo Bryant, Paul Etzel, and Eric Frost of the San Diego State University; Greg Aldering of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Michael Peralta of the Tribal Digital Network; and Chris Hinshaw of the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

2003 hpwren users meeting

Following a tour of the Palomar Observatory, HPWREN principal investigators, the NSF project manager, and HPWREN collaborators discussed the current uses and future applications for the high-speed network.

Richard Ellis of the California Institute of Technology and Director of the Palomar Observatory welcomed the group for the meeting via a video-conference introduction. Several observatory staff attended as well, and the HPWREN team is grateful for their assistance with the meeting organization - especially Bob Thicksten.

The primary objective of this Second Annual HPWREN Meeting was to discuss the collaborations as well as the long-term continuity of the interdisciplinary network. Several presentations discussed how HPWREN allows multiple applications to utilize high performance networking that would not be feasible if each user community developed their own such network.

Presentation slides from the meeting are available at /2003_HPWREN_Users_Meeting/.

Photographs taken at the HPWREN Users Meeting are available at https://cdn.hpwren.ucsd.edu/images/20030911.

For more information about HPWREN activities and findings, please refer to HPWREN annual reports for 2001, 2002, and 2003.


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