Seminar: Rajkumar Kettimuthu, “Hosted services and infrastructure aware protocols for bulk data movement and sharing”

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 4:30pm, POST 126

Abstract: Big data is becoming a critical component of science. Researchers need tools that address their end-to-end distributed data management needs. But the small and medium research labs often lack the resources to deploy and maintain sophisticated software infrastructures. So, there is a strong need to do data management with modest effort. End users do not have the time and expertise to learn complex software. So the data management tools must be exceedingly easy to use. At the same time, these tools must be highly efficient and utilize the capabilities of advanced compute and network infrastructure. In this talk, I will present our work on hosted services that enables researchers to move, sync and share data in a simple, yet efficient way. I will also briefly discuss our work on resource and application aware protocols to effectively utilize 100 Gigabit networks and beyond.

Bio: Rajkumar Kettimuthu is a Fellow in the Computation Institute at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago. He is the technology coordinator for Globus GridFTP, widely used bulk data movement tool. Currently, he is leading multiple projects to develop tools for research data management, and data movement protocols for next generation networks.