NSF funds NetSage to analyze, improve international data networks

Every day, thousands of researchers rely on robust data networks to share petabytes of data with their colleagues around the world. A new $5 million, five-year National Science Foundation grant, awarded to Indiana University, the University of California, Davis and the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, seeks to bolster these networks by enabling unprecedented measurement and analysis.

The grant will fund NetSage, a network measurement, analysis and visualization service designed to address the needs of today’s international networks. The principal investigators are: Jennifer Schopf at Indiana University; Sean Peisert, assistant professor of computer science at UC Davis; and Jason Leigh at the University of Hawaii.

“It’s about helping people to do better science,” said Peisert. Scientists increasingly rely on moving vast of data around the world, for example from the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, or from telescopes such as the planned Large Synoptic Survey Telescope located on mountain tops in Chile or Hawaii.

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