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Posted on 5 September 2016 by DeIC
Last chance for normal fee registration for NORDUnet 2016

September 8 is the last chance to register at the 'normal' price for the NORDUnet Conference 2016 taking place in Helsinki, Finland on 20-22 September. The conference will bring together the networking community from the Nordic universities and NRENS, along with their European and global colleagues for three days with focus on:
• Advanced applications of research and education networks
• Innovative infrastructure and service developments
• Security and risk mitigation
• e-Science and e-Learning
Along with a brand new unconference session, a row of side meetings and social events.
See you in Finland!


Posted on 5 September 2016 by DeIC
Ericsson to deliver optical transmission equipment for Danish NREN

A European tender for procurement has ended with Ericsson as the winner. Five vendors competed for the contract to supply optical transmission equipment for forskningsnettet, the Danish NREN run by DeIC. Ericsson won together with its partner, ECI Telecom. The new equipment is set to replace Alcatel equipment which has been operating since 2008. The new equipment allows for data rates at 100 Gbit/s. The existing gear may be configured with up to 40 channels per connections, whereas the new equipment allows for 88 channels.


Posted on 4 September 2016 by GLIF
Register for 16th Global LambdaGrid Workshop (GLIF 2016)

The 16th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop is being held on 28-30 September 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Miami, USA, in conjunction with the Internet2 Technology Exchange 2016. The topics will include the Global Network Architecture and the role of GNA Tech, Information-Centric Networking and Programmable Optical Networking, plus there will be demos on the Blue Planet Framework, Multi-site SDX controllers, and flexible live rendering of uncompressed 4K distributions.

You can register, book accommodation and pay online at

Special accommodation rates in the Intercontinental Hotel of USD 229 per room per night (excluding breakfast and 13% tax) are available until 9 September 2016.


Posted on 1 September 2016 by SWITCH
SWITCH wins tender for .ch

Success for SWITCH: the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) has chosen the foundation in a public tender to operate the registry for the top-level domain .ch. According to OFCOM communication, its candidature stood out for the combination of an excellent concept for combating cybercrime and a good price/performance ratio. This means that SWITCH will continue in its role as a highly capable registry for a further five years beyond July 2017.


Posted on 30 August 2016 by GÉANT
Blogging training and feedback at next SIG-Marcomms meeting

The GÉANT Special Interest Group on Marketing Communications, SIG-Marcomms, formerly known as TF-CPR, is providing a 'light' training in blogging during its next meeting. Participants will experience the training and provide feedback, so that materials can be developed for the broader research and education networking community. All national research and education network organisation staff working in marketing, communications and public relations are invited to attend. The meeting will be hosted by EENet of HITSA, in Tallinnn, Estonia on 27-29 September.


Posted on 30 August 2016 by GÉANT
Invitation to attend WISE security event

WISE (Wise Information Security for Collaborating E-infrastructures) invites you to register for its next event, in Krakow, Poland, on 27 September 2016, preceding the DI4R (Digital Infrastructures for Research) conference. Register via:


Posted on 30 August 2016 by GÉANT
ownCloud and GÉANT – going from strength to strength

As demand for cloud services continues to grow across the research and education sector, more and more NRENs and campuses are benefiting from the GÉANT framework agreement with ownCloud – Europe's leading on-premises file sync-and-share software provider. In 2016, the number of end-user licences purchased under the GÉANT agreement has more than quadrupled to over 489,000 (up from 112,000 in 2015). This dramatic growth demonstrates the value and importance of cloud storage services to the research and education community.


Posted on 29 August 2016 by SWITCH

SWITCH's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) turns 20 years old in 2016 and is as successful as ever. The fact that SWITCH-CERT's tireless efforts behind the scenes have made .ch the most secure top-level domain in Europe and one of the most secure in the world is without doubt its greatest achievement.


Posted on 25 August 2016 by SURFnet
Next generation network monitoring

Understanding the availability of and load on the equipment is important in every network. There are many tools available for this. In his first assignment as Young Talent at SURFnet, in the Network Management Expert Team, Eyle Brinkhuis is investigating various tools to make monitoring more future-proof. Read the blog...


Posted on 15 August 2016 by CUDI
Call For Papers ISUM2017, 8th international supercomputing conference in Mexico

The organising committee of the International Supercomputing Conference in Mexico (ISUM) is delighted to announce ISUM 2017 and invite participation by research paper presenters and/or poster presenters. The meeting celebrates new conditions for high-performance computing (HPC) in Mexico. New HPC laboratories are up and working, and Mexico is back on the list of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world and continues to grow its HPC capacity. Given this growth, ISUM 2017 is seeking for research works that are being conducted in Mexico and abroad.

One of the main goals of the ISUM2017 is to open the possibilities for a wide interchange of ideas, to spread new tendencies in HPC; to present new results of scientific research obtained using supercomputing support as well as to explore new topics such as big data, analytics, IoT, smart cities and storage and analysis. ISUM 2017 gives the opportunity to listen to plenary talks by world leaders of HPC. Moreover, one of the most important motivations of the meeting is to open a general communication forum with the industry for a high-level discussion with relevant subjects as innovation, development, and research.

ISUM2017 keeps in mind the importance of professional development of human resources and outreach. To accomplish that, we are offering five trending topic workshops, and several parallel events promoting HPC among youth and women in information technologies.

We appreciate your participation, and willingness to present your latest research. Papers are solicited on the following and related topics:

Cluster Grid and Cloud Computing for Architectures in Industry.
Applications for Science, Engineering, Health, Scientific Visualization, Simulation and Modeling.
Parallel Processing , Algorithms and Techniques in GPGPU and CPU.
Tools and Environments for High Performance System Engineering, Software Tools, Programming Tools, Virtualization.
Systems to solve Complex problems in Academic and Scientific Research fields.
Emerging and New Technologies for Petascale / Exascale Technologies.
Green Computing.
HPC and Big Data and Analytics.
HPC Storage and Analysis.
HPC and Smart Cities.
HPC and Internet of Things (HPC-IoT).
HPC and High Speed Networks.
HPC for Business Computing.
HPC for Oil & Gas Industry.
Abstract Submission
By submitting an abstract, we agree to the following conditions:

Register at the author registration rate.
Attend the meeting.
Make the presentation as scheduled in the program.
Contribution and Paper Preparation
Authors are invited to submit contributed papers and posters written in English, according to the Springer LNCS style. Latex Templates: & Word Templates:

Submissions will be send:
Please submit a 50-word text abstract for review purposes that is suitable for rapid publication.


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