Dantong Yu is a computer scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), and he holds a joint faculty position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stony Brook. As PI of the grant “100G FTP: An Ultra-High Speed Data Transfer Service Over Next Generation 100 Gigabit Per Second Network,” he has been awarded $1,500,000 by the Department of Energy (DOE) to carry out his research.
100G FTP (FTP 100) is newly funded to design and develop an ultra-high-speed end-to-end file transfer protocol to move science data at a speed of 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) across the national scale 100Gbps data network interconnecting supercomputer centers. This project is motivated by the need for novel data transfer technologies and automated tools that are capable of effectively utilizing available raw network bandwidth and intelligently assisting scientists in replicating the mountain of their science data to any desired location in a timely manner.
FTP 100 is a cost-effective data transfer solution that can far exceed the capacities of today’s backbone networks, providing Stony Brook and BNL preeminent visibility in high-speed network, data management middleware, and exascale supercomputing.
“This kind of connection brings supercomputing to the desktop,” said James Davenport, Director of BNL’s Computational Science Center. “Our scientists can now do supercomputing at Brookhaven and see the results immediately at Stony Brook. We think this will have huge benefits to all of our researchers.”
Yu joined BNL in 2001 and coordinated the Grid computing group there. Now he leads the computer science group at BNL’s Computational Science Center. Yu’s research interests include high-speed network performance, network quality of service, cluster/grid computing, information retrieval, data mining, database, and data warehouse. Yu has served on review panels for the National Science Foundation and the DOE.