Performing Arts - GÉANT and perfSONAR MDM
Global collaboration is at the heart of arts, research and education, relying on multiple networks to link students and academics together. Ensuring consistent performance and tracking down potential issues in such a complicated multi-domain infrastructure can be
difficult. In today’s data-driven world, global researchers rely on multiple networks to connect, collaborate and share information.
Research networking organisations across the globe have collaborated to develop perfSONAR, a protocol, architecture and set of tools to address the challenge of monitoring network performance in a multi-domain environment. Consequently networking organisations in Europe, North America and Brazil, including the GÉANT project, have come together to create perfSONAR, a protocol, architecture and set of tools to meet this challenge. Essentially perfSONAR works by creating standardised measurement data across all networks involved, making it simple for engineers to access consistent information and identify problems, no matter where in the overall network they are.
The power of perfSONAR for monitoring was demonstrated when it underpinned a recent successful simultaneous performance featuring dancers in Brasilia and Barcelona performing together in real time. Demonstrating worldwide research collaboration via incredible arts and culture collaborations across continents