Today at Berkeley Lab

SC 17 Report: Lab’s Todelano Gets Up to Speed on Networking

When Soledad Toledano of the Lab’s computer security team learned that she would be attending the SC17 conference under the WINS program (Women in IT Networking at SC), she hoped to learn more about networking. Now, after a week of working on SCinet, the conference network created each year and with more than 3 terabits-per-second capacity in 2017, she’s immersed in bits, taps and black hole IPs.

“I’m really learning a lot, but I’m having a lot of fun,” Toledano said as she sat in the conference network operations center (NOC), along with dozens of other SCinet volunteers. “I’ve connected panels in the NOC, laid fiber cables and am making sure the network taps are working.”

She’s also applying her security skills and running Quagga networking software on “blackhole IPs that are misbehaving.”