News & Events from 2015

Call for BoF's for NDN2016 open

If you  want to propose a BoF or a side meeting to be co-located with the NORDUnet conference 2016 in Helsinki on please send an e-mail to Susanne Michelsen.

The conference runs from 20-22 September.

Learn more about the conference, its programme and speakers from the dedicated website

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Programme in progress for NDN2016

The conference theme of “Securing the Internet” make the Programme Committee hope for a wide range of views and perspectives in both presentations and lightning talks. To set the scene for this, keynote Mikko Hyppönen will give his views on security, and there  will even be a complete track dedicated to security.

However, no NORDUnet conference without room for more than just one topic. The programme will also feature a network track covering almost everything from architecture to  implementation, and as usual there will be ample room for technical of relevance to the community.

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Testbeds-as-a-service to help researchers design networks

Researchers who build networks or design advanced distributed applications now have the opportunity to test their designs in a real-world environment – without the risk of breaking services belonging to others in the process. The GÉANT Testbeds Service (GTS) is ready to welcome users.

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DeIC to procure optical transmission equipment

DeIC expects to spend between DKK 18 million and 30 million on optical transmission equipment for Forskningsnettet, the Danish National Research and Education Network.

DeIC has issued a request for tender via TED (Tenders Electronic Daily). The process has three steps:

First, a number of potential vendors are selected. DeIC expects to select between five and eight vendors.

Next, the vendors submit their proposals. Finally, DeIC selects a vendor.

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New GÉANT Board elected

The General Assembly of the GÉANT Association today elected a new Board of Directors. 

Elected as chair was Christian Grimm, DFN (for 3 years).

For the five board vacancies, elected were (in order of decreasing number of votes):

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NORDUnet WIFI Community Meeting on 15 December

NORDUnet will be hosting a WIFI Community meeting on 15 December, at Hotel Birger Jarl in Stockholm. The aim of the meeting is to present various ways of monitoring and detecting performance degradations on large scale WIFI installations. The meeting will present two different methods to monitor WIFI networks:

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NORDUnet at ARMADA 2015

NORDUnet is present at this year's Armada fair at KTH, Stockholm on 17-18 November meeting students on the outlook for exciting potential employers for degree projects, summer jobs, or even a permanent job after finishing their degrees. The Armada fair connects approx. 150 exhibiting companies and organisations with 10,000 students.

The booth will be primarily be manned by staff from the NORDUnet NOC. You can find us here

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NORDUnet welcomes Steve Cotter as CEO of GÉANT

NORDUnet welcomes Steve Cotter as the new CEO of GÉANT Association; the transition to a unified top management for the pan-European research and education networking association is a major step forward in the long process of merging TERENA and DANTE into a single organization, serving equally as the home of European R&E networking community efforts and operator of a pan-European service portfolio.

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European e-Infrastructure Position on Open Science Cloud

The European e-Infrastrucutres EUDAT, LIBER, OpenAIRE, EGI, and GÉANT have released a joint position statement on the vision for a European Open Science Cloud.

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In the Field - Global NREN User Stories

Advanced research and education networks exist to be enablers.  The value of NORDUnet and the Nordic NRENs is the great education and the groundbreaking research they enable. Our users engage in exciting research projects, they produce new discoveries, they find new ways to teach.  We're excited to be part of this and to enable these results. As research networks we talk a lot about our technology, our capacity, and our services.  This is what we do.

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