The news service by and for the Research and Education Networking Community in Europe
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.