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Posted on 31 January 2017 by GÉANT
1 month left to nominate your contender for the GÉANT Community Awards

Who deserves recognition for their contributions to research and education networking? Please submit nominations for the 2017 Community Awards via the online form by midnight CET on Thursday 2 March 2017. Awards will be presented in the opening plenary of TNC17, in Linz, Austria, on 30 May 2017.

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Posted on 31 January 2017 by SWITCH
SWITCH - 30 years of pioneering the Swiss internet

As an internet pioneer, SWITCH can look back on an eventful history of 30 years inextricably linked to the rapid evolution of information and communications technologies. Journey with us into SWITCH’s internet history, which has had a significant impact on the history of Switzerland in the past 30 years.

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Posted on 30 January 2017 by RIPE NCC
DNS Measurements Hackathon 2017

The RIPE NCC's fifth hackathon event will happen in Amsterdam, in April 2017. We would like to invite operators, designers, researchers and developers to take on the challenge and join us in developing new tools and visualisations for DNS measurements.

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Posted on 30 January 2017 by SURFnet
Research data zone improves collaboration on data-intensive research

SURF has launched the innovation project 'Research data zone'. The University of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and SURF are collaborating on a campus network infrastructure that is optimised for sending large volumes of research data or confidential data. The aim is to create a blueprint for a research data zone architecture so researchers can more easily collaborate on data-intensive research.

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Posted on 23 January 2017 by RENATA
RENATA: technological infrastructure for academic and scientific innovation in Colombia

Leonardo Rodríguez López, Chief Executive Officer of RENATA, presents (in Spanish) how Colombia's National Research and Education Network offers its technological infrastructure for the development of the country. What is RENATA's role in managing advanced technology services for academia and government entities?

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Posted on 19 January 2017 by GEANT
Eastern Mediterranean on a roll thanks to EUMEDCONNECT3 project extension and Lebanon capacity upgrade

Exciting times ahead for the Eastern Mediterranean: the region is to benefit from the recent EUMEDCONNECT3 project extension and increased EC-funding share: Lebanon has already upgraded its international connectivity with Jordan and Palestine to follow suit.

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Posted on 17 January 2017 by GÉANT
First announcement: 2nd Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference in Minsk, September

Organised by the EaPConnect project, the 2nd Eastern Partnership E-infrastructure Conference, EaPEC 2017, will be hosted by UIIP NASB (BASNET) in Minsk, Belarus, on 27-28 September 2017. Policy makers, researchers, students and experts on networking and high performance computing for research and education from EaP countries and all over the world are welcome to register.

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Posted on 16 January 2017 by GÉANT
TNC16 proceedings available online

Proceedings of last year's networking conference, TNC16, are published. Nine papers, presented in parallel sessions during the 32nd edition of TNC were selected for the European Journal of Higher Education IT 2016-2, covering both research and practical approaches to some of the challenges faced by today's research and education networks.

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Posted on 9 January 2017 by SURFnet
Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (SURFnet) wins international prize for research into elliptic curve cryptography

Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (SURFnet and University of Twente) has been awarded the Applied Networking Research Prize by the IRTF (Internet Research Task Force). He investigated the use of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) in combination with DNSSEC. ECC is a type of public-key encryption based on elliptic curves. ECC offers more protection, but places a greater burden on hardware.

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Posted on 2 January 2017 by SURFnet
Blog: Demonstration of network function virtualisation with virtual reality

During SC16, SURF allowed people to experience network function virtualisation in a virtual reality environment. Together with the University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen and the Netherlands eScience Center, SURF exhibited ambitious Dutch developments in the field of networking, high-performance computing and visualization. Read the blog about the demo.

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