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The Global LambdaGrid Integrated Facility (GLIF) Automated GOLE pilot dynamically connects GLIF Open Lightpath Exchanges and networks across the globe. During SuperComputing'13 (SC'13) in Denver, United States, dynamic layer 2 services were successfully set up between twenty network domains on four continents, proving the real world compatibility of the Network Service Interface Connection Service (NSI CS 2.0). NSI is an architectural standard being developed as a cooperative project between the GLIF community and the Open Grid Forum (OGF), a standards development organization.
The thirteenth annual TERENA Compendium of National Research and Education Networks in Europe is now available online. Print copies will be available from 19 December 2013.
For the first time, collection of data for the 2013 Compendium was achieved through a Common NREN (national research and education networking organisation) Information Model survey, which was the result of a global collaborative effort by APAN, ASREN, Canarie, Internet2, RedCLARA, TERENA, UbuntuNet and WACREN.
As part of a joint effort, NORDUnet and SURFnet have deployed a 100G optical network from Amsterdam to London.
"This achievement was the next logical step in executing the NORDUnet global network strategy of providing the best possible network connection to the Nordic R&E community," says Lars Fischer, CTO of NORDUnet. "It demonstrates once again the power of inter-NREN collaboration, and we are happy to see our long collaboration with SURFnet continue to bring tangible results to the R&E community and beyond."
SuperComputing2013 (SC13) was recently held in Denver, USA, from 19-21 November. SURFnet contributed to various initiatives that helped make SuperComputing2013 a success. For example, SURFnet worked with NORDUnet, ESnet, Internet2, GÉANT and CANARIE to establish a transatlantic 100 Gbit/s connection between Europe and the United States. The ANA-100G (Advanced North Atlantic 100G) is a pilot project aimed at lending a new impulse to research and education.
SURFnet, SURFsara and the Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) were also represented at the trade fair with a ‘Dutch Research Consortium’ stand, which held daily demonstrations and presentations in the area of computing, networks and collaboration. During the opening night, representatives at the stand announced the four key research collaborations to have been selected for the very first 'Enlighten Your Research Global' (EYR Global) programme. Finally, Ronald van der Pol gave a presentation as part of the technical programme, showcasing the achievements of researchers, networks and HPC.
More information on Enlighten Your Research Global: https://www.enlightenyourresearch.net/
The 15th CARNet Users Conference CUC 2013, held under the title "Reach for Knowledge!“ from 20-22 November at Hotel Antunović in Zagreb, drew to its close. The conference was organised by the Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNet under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipović, and the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, as well as with the support of the City of Zagreb. The notion that knowledge is indeed reachable was substantiated with a programme comprising 4 keynote lectures, 11 workshops, more than 30 peer-reviewed papers, a round table on the educational system computerisation process, along with several presentations by CARNet and its partners.
The main programme of the Conference was divided into six topics: Mobile Technology and Application, Digital Competences, Trends in Instruction, Research and Information Technology, Content Creation and Sharing, and Educational Institutions in the New Environment. A special programme topic was sys.trek, designed for system engineers working at CARNet member institutions, with 16 presentations and 3 workshops this year.
On Wednesday 27 November 2013, ARNES held its second Network of Knowledge conference and combined it with events celebrating 20 years of the Web in Slovenia.
The Network of Knowledge is ARNES’ professional conference targeted at information technology and computer professionals in the fields of education, research and culture.
This is a contribution by Jan Rejchrt from the Institute of Computer Science at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic: Network anomalies are not understood in the same way among network experts. However, establishing a unified view is important for the development of anomaly detection tools. The survey described will help to develop such a unified view.
The call for papers for the 2014 TERENA Networking Conference (TNC2014) closes in three days' time, at midnight on Friday 29 November 2013. There is still time to submit extended abstracts of 600-1200 words on subjects relevant to the spirit and objectives of the conference and the theme ‘Networking with the World’.
TNC2014 will be held in Dublin, Ireland, from 19-22 May 2014, hosted by HEAnet, the Irish national research and education networking organisation (NREN).
You still have the chance to join the 3rd international platform on integrating Arab e-infrastructure in a global environment, to be held in El Mouradi Hotel, Gammarth, Tunisia, 9-13 December 2013. It is organised by ASREN in cooperation with the Tunisian NREN CCK and Talal Abu-Ghazaleh - Tunisia office, with the presence of ministries of higher education of Iraq and Palestine and representatives from the League of Arab States and the world bank.
The full programme is now confirmed and published.
The CHAIN-REDS Project is organising a workshop on 'e-Infrastructures for Education, Research and Development', presenting project outcomes and focusing on initiatives and developments in the Arab region. The event is organised under the aegis of the European Commission and in co-location with the e-AGE 2013 conference, that will be held in Tunis, Tunisia on December 12-13, 2013.
This workshop will aim to:
- present CHAIN-REDS project outcomes to date;
- explore existing e-infrastructure initiatives relevant to the Arab region;
- offer an overview of the current status of e-infrastructures in ASREN countries.