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Iceland: the world’s volcanic laboratory

Iceland, the land of ice and fire, owns its existence to a large volcanic hot spot sitting on a mid-oceanic ridge – a unique setting. The island is a true paradise for volcanologists, where they try out novel data-intensive monitoring… Continue Reading →

New direct link from South Africa enables global science

The South African NREN (National Research and Education Network), comprising SANReN and TENET, has been connected to NetherLight, SURF’s open exchange in Amsterdam, via a 20 Gbit/s connection. This new direct link will provide capacity to a number of international… Continue Reading →

Registration open for the 30th NORDUnet conference 18-20 September, 2018

30 years young! Welcome to the 30th NORDUnet conference: DeIC and NORDUnet welcome you to a conference that has evolved from a one-track meeting to a three-track conference complete with side meetings and professional facilitation of sessions, etc. An interesting… 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 →

AfricaConnect2 and EUMEDCONNECT3 take to the stage at HQ of League of Arab States

The headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo – a palatial setting usually reserved for heads of state – opened its doors at the beginning of December to host the 7th edition of ASREN’s flagship event e-AGE 2017…. Continue Reading →

The NOC of the Future

A frightening ‘unknown’, and a certainty at the same time, is fast approaching, and we should be asking ourselves: are we ready for it? We are talking, of course, about the future. Luckily, we do not have to figure out… Continue Reading →

New GLIF 2017 maps now available

GLIF, the Global Lambda Integrated Facility, would like to announce the availability of new world maps that showcase the global research and education multi-gigabit optical network infrastructure owned by its participating organisations. GLIF is a virtual organisation (or facility) that… Continue Reading →

Voices from the CAREN community: helping protect the Earth from hazardous asteroids

One day in 2013, shortly after dawn broke over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, a violent explosion in the air above the town caused a flash as bright as the sun, a shockwave that injured more than a thousand people… Continue Reading →

Tenfold connectivity increase between Ukraine and European research and education network

The research and education (R&E) communities in Ukraine will be better able to exchange and collaborate with their peers from around the world, following a tenfold increase in speed in the network link between Ukraine and the GÉANT pan-European R&E… Continue Reading →

Communication and awesome computer centres: the 5th SIG-NOC meeting

Communication, communication, communication. It might not be the first thing you think of when you hear the term ‘Network Operations Centre’, but it became the unofficial battle cry of the 5th meeting of the Special Interest Group SIG-NOC. This was… Continue Reading →

Safely experience crisis management and communications: CLAW community workshop

Crisis management is becoming an increasingly urgent topic for organisations across the globe. For national research and education networks (NRENs) a crisis can either be an intentional (e.g. cyber-attack) or an unintentional (e.g. network failure due to natural disasters) disruption… Continue Reading →

Planning for the future of the GÉANT network​

CONNECT magazine spoke to the GÉANT Operations Team to find out more about the network, how efficiently it is run and to share their plans on how to handle the exponential growth in traffic. (Article reproduced from Issue 25 –… Continue Reading →

Registration opens for 17th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop

17th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop – GLIF 2017 25-27 September 2017 Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney, Australia We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 17th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop which is being hosted by AARNet,… Continue Reading →

Taking it to the limit – testing the performance of R&E networking

One of the big questions often asked of R&E networking is why?  Why, when commercial internet networks are so large, is there still a need for dedicated research networks? Surely organisations can simply buy commercial off-the-shelf network connectivity,with commercial service… Continue Reading →

CAREN and GÉANT bring gigabit-speed connectivity to Central Asia

Researchers, academics and students in Central Asia and Europe are already starting to benefit from the recent deployment of a ring of 1 Gbps circuits for research and education across the regions, officially inaugurated last week during the 2nd CAREN… Continue Reading →

Helping users get the most out of perfSONAR

perfSONAR is a tool for end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting of multi-domain network performance. perfSONAR provides network engineers with the ability to test and measure network performance, as well as to archive data in order to pinpoint and solve service problems… Continue Reading →

GÉANT supporting the first ever joint European e-infrastructures conference. Registration is now open!

On 28th-30th  September Krákow will be the host of the first joint event organised by the major European e-Infrastructure initiatives (GÉANT, EGI, EUDAT,OpenAIRE and RDA Europe). As the digital technology demands of modern research and education increase it becomes ever more… Continue Reading →

TNE – shaping the global citizen

Education without boundaries “The academy of the future does not confine itself to national boundaries”. These words of John Sexton, former President of New York University, in his inspiring closing speech at this year’s networking conference, TNC16, encapsulate the very… Continue Reading →

Research and education networks and sports science: Anglia Ruskin University and GÉANT are supporting athletes, coaches and physical therapists across the globe

Technology is rapidly changing the way athletes and sport coaches are working together. Accurate feedback, appropriate training, objective and reliable assessment techniques are the main ingredients to maintain and improve performances or to effectively recover from sport injuries. A lightning… Continue Reading →

The eduroam Billion: from an Idea to a Global Service

The eduroam® secure worldwide roaming service is celebrating 1 BILLION authentications! Here we take a look at the idea-to-global service story. How did it start? Over 10 years ago, back in 2002 experts involved in the TERENA (now GÉANT) Task… Continue Reading →

GÉANT announces revolutionary faster than light-speed communications for the next generation of network services.

1st April 2016 GÉANT, with its award-winning Research and Education network, is already at the leading edge of networking services.  Today, researchers can connect to GÉANT at speeds of up to 100Gigabits per second and these ultrafast communications services are… Continue Reading →

GÉANT and the Square Kilometre Array – The world’s largest radio telescope

GÉANT is contributing our networking expertise to help the design phase of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) The SKA will be two new very advanced radio telescopes to serve the next generation of cosmology and astronomy scientific investigations. The two… Continue Reading →

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