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AER secures resilient link back-up between Europe and Asia-Pacific

Eight research and education network organisations, comprising the CAE-1 Consortium members (AARNet, GÉANT, NORDUnet, SingAREN, SURF and TEIN*CC) plus their Japanese partners (NICT and NII) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at APAN48 in Malaysia, to create the Asia-Pacific-Europe Ring… Continue Reading →

Data Mover Challenge…and the winners are…

Moving data is an essential foundation of national and global science. The National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) in Singapore challenged the academic and commercial sectors to test their software tools and products on the 100G advanced research and education network connecting… Continue Reading →

Asi@Connect project on a roadshow

Catalysing the support of national stakeholders is crucial for the success of a regional networking project. That is why networking organisation TEIN*CC, which manages the EU-funded Asi@Connect project, has teamed up with partner NRENs across Asia to stage a series… Continue Reading →

100Gbps ring connection around the globe supercharges EU-Japanese science collaborations

Scientific communities across Europe and Japan are set to benefit from an interconnection upgrade from 20 to 100Gbps between the pan-European GÉANT network and the Japanese Science Information Network (SINET), operated by the National Institute of Informatics (NII). The new… Continue Reading →

3rd Asi@Connect Call for Proposals announced – 31 October 2018 closing date!

TEIN*CC has just issued the 3rd Asi@Connect Call for Proposals (CFP), inviting applications from interested individuals and organisations who are willing to collaborate over the TEIN network and its peering networks. The Call is open to proposal submissions covering activities… Continue Reading →

Kia Ora from the CSIRT Capacity Building event at APAN46, New Zealand, 5-9 August

“Kia Ora!”, welcomed a local Maori cultural group the participants of APAN46 Meeting/Conference at the opening reception in Auckland. From then on, this local greeting and expression of thanks became a prominent part of our time in New Zealand. “Kia… Continue Reading →

Singapore and Sapporo scenic sites come to life via R&E network link

In February 2018 the JGN/SingAREN 100G circuit connecting Japan to Singapore via Hong Kong was put to the “tourist” test: spectators in Singapore were enchanted by crystal clear, 4k uncompressed video images of the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan whilst… Continue Reading →

Tapping the potential of the Asian R&E community

With a substantial five-year EU-funding commitment of €20M until 2021, in additon to extending the geographical footprint of the TEIN network across Asia-Pacific, the focus of the Asi@Connect project is unequivocally on capacity building, application programmes to promote and increase… Continue Reading →

Helping Afghanistan’s youth rebuild their future

Minimising the brain drain and equipping the right people with the right skills is central to efforts to re-shape the future of Afghanistan after years of turmoil. The EU-funded Asi@Connect project contributes to these efforts by supporting capacity building of… Continue Reading →

GÉANT and TEIN*CC sign new MoU

Erik Huizer (CEO GÉANT) and Hye-Joo Yoon (President TEIN*CC) signed a partnership agreement last week at TNC18, reaffirming their commitment to strengthening cooperation in support of research and education communities across Europe and Asia-Pacific.   Erik Huizer commented: “The relationship between… Continue Reading →

First 100G international R&E 
“backbone” network in Asia and across the Pacific

To enable ground-breaking research using high-performance computing and other advanced networking applications, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore have completed a high-speed 100G research and education circuit which enables the completion of a new ring network, the Asia Pacific Ring (APR),… Continue Reading →

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