News & Events from 2013

SURFnet and NORDUnet give researchers fast access to datasets.

SURFnet and NORDUnet deploy 100G optical network to London for research and education

Utrecht 4 December 2013 – SURFnet and NORDUnet (the network for education and research in the Nordic countries) today deployed an optical network between Amsterdam and London, initially comprising two 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) connections. Each organisation now has its own 100G connection to the LINX Internet node in London, with near-infinite upgrade potential. The partners already operate similar optical networks between Amsterdam and Copenhagen.

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NORDUnet Conference 2014 - call for presentations

The Programme Committee for the 28th NORDUnet Conference invites your presentation proposals for NDN2014.

The NORDUnet 2014 Conference will take place on 23-25 September, 2014, at Uppsala University, Sweden's oldest institution of higher learning. The theme of the conference is Innovation.

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World’s First 100G Intercontinental Transmission Link for the Research and Education Community

NORDUnet to Help Building the World’s First 100G Intercontinental Transmission Link for the Research and Education Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 24, 2013

Today NORDUnet, Internet2, ESnet, SURFnet, CANARIE and GÉANT - Six of the world’s leading research and education networks today announced their intent to build the world’s first 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) intercontinental transmission links for research and education.

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NeIC2013: Nordic e-Infrastructure Conference, 15-16 May 2013, Trondheim

The first Nordic e-Infrastructure Conference takes place in Trondheim, Norway on 15-16 May 2013, with preceding workshops 13-14 May. It marks the 10-year anniversary of Nordic collaboration in computing and storage services for science. The aim of the conference is to couple Nordic user communities with the skill base that exists within the national e-Infrastructure organizations, to develop ideas, and to elicit the opportunities for cost-efficient common solutions and joint e-Infrastructure services.

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NORDUnet complete 2011 Network expansion by taking a third connection to the US in production

By taking another 10Gbps connection to the US in to production NORDUnet completes the 2011 network expansion. This new connection between Ashburn and London complemets the already existing connections from New York to Amsterdam and Reykjavik.
Other elements in the 2011 plan included upgrading the European network ring traversing Amsterdam and London to 20Gpbs, as well as upgrading several NREN network connections. The NORDUnet peering footprint was also expanded as part of the plan.

NORDUnet is connected at the following Internet eXchange points.

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EC GEANT Expert Group Releases report on "Knowledge without Borders - GÉANT 2020"

Today at an event at the EU Commission in Brussels the report from the GEANT Expert Group  was presented to EU Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes.

The GEANT Expert Group's mandate from the Eu Commission was to:

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NORDUnet hosting GÉANT JRA1 Technical Workshop

On 20-21 November Network Transport specialists from all over Europe come to Copenhagen to discuss trends in network transport technology and the impact on research and education networking. A technical workshop organized by the GÉANT "Future Networks" joint research activity (JRA1) sets the framework for these discussions. The GN3 project has been making great advances in researching transport technologies, and GÉANT and the European NRENs have deployed new transport technologies over the past 4 years.

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