Published November 30, 2011
Driver Safety Study Rolls Forward With HPC2 and NYSERnet Help
HPC2's newest industry client is CUBRC, a company that executes research, development, testing and systems integration programs in a number of science and information technology areas including Public Health and Safety. CUBRC is conducting a Naturalistic Driving Study for the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2). It is the largest and most ambitious driving safety study ever undertaken in the US. Erie County, NY is one of the six test sites. Data from cameras, radar and other sensors installed on the test subjects’ vehicles will be collated on a server at SUNY Buffalo's Center for Computational Research (CCR). From CCR it will be transferred to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in Blacksburg, VA for initial storage and processing. CUBRC expects to transfer on the order of three terabytes per month from CCR. The data will be transferred via Internet2 and National Lambda Rail, using NYSERnet for the New York hop.
NYSERNet delivers next-generation Internet services to New York State's research and education community. The network enables research employing network-intensive applications such as large-scale data transfers, distributed computing, distance learning, tele-immersion, and others. It offers egress to Internet2 and peering with national Research & Education networks such as the National Lambda Rail, to which the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is connected.