FES Requirements Review 2014



The goal of this review is to accurately characterize the networking requirements of science funded by the FES Program Office. These requirements will serve as input to the ESnet architecture and planning processes, and will help ensure that ESnet continues to provide world-class support for scientific discovery for DOE scientists and their collaborators. The tangible outcome of the review will be a document that includes both the network requirements and a supporting narrative.


The review will be a roughly 1.5 day event - all day Tuesday August 12, and the morning of Wednesday August 13, 2014.  The review will be held at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Germantown, MD.  Please see the Logistics section below for additional details.

Review Registration

The review is by invitation only. 

Quick Links

Attendee List
Documents and other background materials

Review Report

This review will generate a network requirements document for the FES Program Office. This document will be composed of the network requirements input from the workshop attendees, including the case studies.

Review attendees should examine the case study template document and other background materials on the documents page. Please also review the pages on the ESnet public web site. Please then use the background materials in combination with your own knowledge and experience to generate a narrative describing your scientific research, instrument, facility or other scientific endeavor. Examples of science narratives with their accompanying requirements matrices can be found in the reports from previous reviews. Case studies (both the narrative and the corresponding data table) must be submitted to the review organizers (Eli Dart -, Mary Hester -, and Jason Zurawski - by August 1, 2014.

At the review we will review the documents and speak with the attendees to ensure that we understand the science being done insofar as it has an impact on networking. We will also make sure that we capture the timelines for upgrades, new facilities, changing collaborations, and other coming events that will change the way in which the network is used.





The review will be held August 12 and 13 in the Holiday Inn Express and Suites at the Highlands at Germantown, MD.

Hotel Address:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
The Highlands At Germantown
20260 Goldenrod Lane
Germantown, Maryland 20876
Phone: (301) 428-1300


Shuttle Service:

The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service from the Shady Grove Metro Station.  To request pickup from the Shady Grove Metro station please call 301-428-1300.  See the Washington DC Metro web site for more information about Metro.



5 miles from Shady Grove Metro Station – the hotel has a complimentary shuttle service. To request pickup from the Shady Grove metro please call 301-428-1300.

You can now travel from the Dulles Airport to the Silver Line Metro and then take Metro to Shady Grove. The total trip cost between Dulles and any station in the Metrorail system will be $11 or less. Dulles Airport offers the Washington Flyer bus that will take passengers to Wiehle-Reston East silver line Metro station. The bus runs between Dulles and Wiehle-Reston Metro station every 15 to 20 minutes between 6 AM and 10:40 PM EST.  Take the silver line going towards Largo Town Center, and at Metro Center change to the red line going towards Shady Grove.

Ronald Reagan National Airport( DCA):

If you are flying into National airport, you can take Metro to Shady Grove, and catch the complimentary hotel shuttle from the Metro station to the hotel.  To request pickup from the Shady Grove metro please call 301-428-1300.

If you are unable to use Metro and are traveling by car, use the following directions:

  1. Enter ramp following sign I-495 North
  2. Freeway forks, keep left to Rockville/Frederick/I-270(Exit 38)
  3. Follow I-270 North to Exit 15A.
  4. Take right off exit onto MD-118 North
  5. Take 1st Right onto Goldenrod Lane
  6. Hotel is on your right

Washington Dulles International Airport( IAD)

If you are flying into Dulles airport, the Metro Silver Line is now open.  See above for Metro and shuttle information.

If you are unable to use Metro and are traveling by car, use the following directions:

  1. Left on I-495/Washington/VA-28/US-50/VA-7/Sterling/Centreville
  2. Ramp forks, keep left to I-495/Washington/VA-28/US-50/VA-7/Sterling/Centreville
  3. Ramp forks, keep left to I-495/Washington
  4. Exit right following sign Baltimore/Richmond/I-495 N/I-495 S(exit 18)
  5. Ramp forks, keep left to Baltimore/I-495N
  6. Follow I-270 North to Exit 15A
  7. Take right off exit ramp
  8. 1st right on Goldenrod Lane

Baltimore Washington International Airport( BWI)

  1. Head northeast 0.6 mi
  2. Continue straight onto I-195 W 4.2 mi
  3. Take exit 4B for Interstate 95 S toward Washington 0.3 mi
  4. Merge onto I-95 S 15.2 mi
  5. Take the exit onto MD-200 W Toll road 16.4 mi
  6. Continue onto I-370 W 1.7 mi
  7. Take the exit onto Interstate 270 N 0.9 mi
  8. Take the exit on the left onto I-270 N





Day 1

8:00AM Arrivals, informal discussions
8:30AM Introductions, Review outline presentation (Eli Dart, ESnet and Vince Dattoria, ESnet Program Manager)
9:00AM FES Program Office research directions (John Mandrekas, FES program)
9:30AM ESnet overview (ESnet)
10:00AM Trans-Oceanic Networking
10:15AM Break
10:30AM LHC Experiments - Infrastructure planning, deployment and testing (Michael Ernst, BNL)
11:30AM Case Study discussion (Attendees)
Noon Working lunch, continued discussions on presented case studies
1:00PM Case Study discussion (Attendees)
 3:00PM Break
 3:15PM Case Study discussion (Attendees)
 4:45PM Wrapup
5:00PM Adjourn for the day


Day 2

8:00AM Arrivals, informal discussions
8:30AM Summary of previous day's discussions (Eli Dart, ESnet)
8:45AM Case Study discussion (Attendees)
10:30AM Break
10:45AM Case Study discussion (Attendees)
Noon Adjourn