The perfSONAR collaboration uses feedback from a number of sources to determine our roadmap for future releases.

These sources include the following:

  • Requests on the project issue tracker

  • Annual user surveys sent to everyone on the user list

  • Regular meetings with virtual organizations using perfSONAR such as the WLCG and OSG

  • Regular meetings of the NTAC performance working group

  • Discussions at various perfSONAR related workshops, such as OIN, FTW, and other similarly-sponsored meetings.

  • Discussions with various funding sponsors

Based on feedback and requests from all of the above, every 6-12 months the perfSONAR governance group meets to recommend and prioritize features based on:

  • Impact to the community
  • Level of effort required to implement and support
  • Availability of someone with the right skill set for the task

During the requirements gathering activities we will solicit contributors to join an e-mail list that will be used to disseminate a candidate roadmap to the community for feedback. This roadmap will then be refined based on this feedback to meet the community’s needs.