Improved Network Diagnosis and Repair Goal of NSF Grant
Nov. 12, 2015
A proposed automated system will allow users to provide network administrators with information about faulty connections, greatly speeding network diagnosis and repair. This system, to be called TestRig 2.0, is the goal of a new $300,000 NSF grant to researchers at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC).
“When researchers encounter network problems they naturally reach out to network engineers,” says Chris Rapier, PSC Senior Research Programmer and principal investigator in the grant. “However, the engineers have to rely on the user to provide them with enough information to properly diagnose the problem. This means multiple rounds of email, phone calls, tests, and often times results in significant delays.”