Remote monitoring and data collection
–S. Strachan Photo
Taming the Data Explosion
NEXUS research pioneers new applications for quick, efficient and secure data management
By Jane Palmer
Types of Neural Networks used for Prediction
Predicting the Future
Speedy and Secure Solutions
Block Diagram of Deep Learning Applied to Threat Prediction in NEXUS Data
Shahab Tayeb, “Taming the Network to Support Environmental Research Data”
–S. Latifi Photo
An Optimal Infrastructure for Data Sharing and Access
Environmental research data has unique requirements from a cyberinfrastructure perspective, being voluminous, bursty, and real-time. But typically, generic university networks and storage systems are not designed specifically to deal with such data, lacking redundancy, resiliency, scalability, and security. Graduate student Shahab Tayeb at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), partly funded by the NEXUS project, has investigated optimization of such networks for scientific data, using the Nevada Research Data Center (NRDC) as a case study, under the supervision of Dr. Shahram Latifi, professor of electrical and computer engineering. Tayeb analyzed requirements of creating a science “demilitarized zone” (DMZ) subnetwork, an architecture to support Big Data. In 2012, the National Science Foundation funded the creation or improvement of Science DMZs on several university campuses in the United States, as they are structured to be secure but optimized for high speed data flows. “Looking at how to optimize data generation, curation, storage, and access at the NRDC using an efficient and tunable infrastructure has the potential to greatly help the NEXUS mission,” Tayeb says.
NEXUS Notes is a monthly publication of the Solar Nexus Project, which is a five-year research project funded by the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research “EPSCoR” (grant #IIA-1301726) focusing on the nexus of (or linkage between) solar energy generation and Nevada’s limited water resources and fragile environment.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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