Real-Time Applications

DataWave: Ultra-High-Performance File Transfer Enabled By Dynamic Lightpaths


Joe Mambretti, International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR), Northwestern University (NU), USA, j-mambretti @

iCAIR, NU, USA: Joe Mambretti, Fei Yeh, Jim Chen, Rachel Gold
Nortel, USA: Paul Daspit
Advanced Internet Research Group, University of Amsterdam, NL: Cees de Laat, Paola Grosso, Bas van Oudenaarde, Freek Dijkstra, Hans Blom
National Center for Data Mining, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC): Robert Grossman, Yunhong Gu, David Hanley
Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL), UIC, USA: Tom DeFanti

Science applications generate extremely large files that must be globally distributed. Most network performance methods focus on memory-to-memory data transfers as opposed to data-file-to-data-file. The DataWave project demonstrates the potential for transferring extremely large files internationally using dynamic Layer 1 services.