Big-data science requires SDN, Internet2 chief says | PCWorld


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Software-defined networking in universities today is like the early Internet decades ago, and big-data researchers in genomics and other fields already need it for their next set of discoveries, according to the head of Internet2.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

The Internet itself began as a tool to help far-flung researchers share data and insights. But the massive amounts of data that many scientists work with today, thanks to advances in computing and storage, require new ways to communicate, said David Lambert, Internet2’s president and CEO, at the Open Networking Summit conference on Wednesday. The technology used on the Internet today isn’t flexible enough to support those new requirements, such as large file transfers, massive data sets, and content caching and distribution, Lambert said.

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