Yeh Leads New Initiative to Build Advanced Data Ecosystems for High Energy Physics and Genomics
Professor Edmund Yeh of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was recently awarded an $875K two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant titled “CC* Integration-Large: N-DISE: NDN for Data Intensive Science Experiments.” Northeastern is leading the multi-university research initiative, in collaboration with California Institute of Technology, the University of California at Los Angeles, and Tennessee Technological University.
The N-DISE project aims to accelerate the pace of breakthroughs and innovations in some of the world’s most impactful and data-intensive science fields such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) high energy physics program and the BioGenome and human genome projects. Based on Named Data Networking (NDN), a data-centric network architecture, N-DISE will produce a highly efficient and field-tested petascale data distribution, caching, access, and analysis system serving major science programs. Building on the recent breakthrough results of the NSF-funded SANDIE project, also led by Professor Yeh in collaboration with Caltech and Colorado State University, N-DISE will develop high-throughput caching and forwarding methods, containerization techniques, hierarchical memory management subsystems, congestion control mechanisms, integrated with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) acceleration subsystems, to produce a system capable of delivering LHC and genomic data over wide area networks at throughputs approaching 100 gigabits per second, with significantly decreased download times. In addition, N-DISE will utilize NDN’s built-in data security support to ensure data integrity and provenance tracing.