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South Core upgraded to 100 G

The Southern part of the NORDUnet network, going to Geneva, has seen a massive upgrade. Connectivity to CERN is now up from 20G to 100G. NORDUnet is collaborating with its long time partners PSNC in Poland and SURFnet in the Netherlands to create a ring from Hamburg via Frankfurt to Geneva, and from Geneva via Amsterdam back to Hamburg. Hamburg connects to Copenhagen, and Amsterdam connects to London.

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GNA - Globally Connecting Science, Research & Education

NORDUnet and Nordic R&E Networks (UNINETT, SUNET, Funet, DeIC, and RHnet), participate in the Global Network Architecture (GNA) initiative. GNA is defining a reference architecture and creating a roadmap for both national and regional research & education networks to more seamlessly support research on an end-to-end basis. Ultimately, this effort will establish a more capable, predictable and resilient next-generation global interconnect for research and education.

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InAcademia 2.0 released

The GÉANT project (GN4-2) has released version 2.0 of the InAcademia service

The InAcademia service is currently in pilot. The service offer websites and internet services a simple way to determine if a visitor belong to an Academic institution (student, staff, faculty). Based on this information, websites may nesure that services are only offered to the intende audience, or offer discounts, special offers, etc..

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Lightning Talks at NTW2017

Amidst a fully booked programme at the upcoming NTW2017 that takes place from 12-14 September at Radisson Park Inn, Kastrup there is still room for more Lightning Talks.  Feel free to send your proposal to Susanne Michelsen as soon as possible. Submission deadline for proposals is 7 September 2017.  

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Registration Opens for 2017 Eastern Partnership E-Infrastructure Conference

Registration has opened for the 2nd Eastern Partnership E-infrastructure Conference (EaPEC 2017), organized by the Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project.

The conference will be held in Minsk, Belarus, on 27-28 September, and will be hosted by BASNET, the Belarus NREN. The conference brings together researchers, network and HPC experts, educators, and users intested in e-Infrastructure in the easternmost part of Europe. 

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NORDUnet Technical Workshop (NTW) - Early bird about to expire

NORDUnet Technical Workshop 2017 is approaching rapidly and the favourable early-bird registration fee is about to expire. Up untill, and including, Monday August 14th you can register for a mere EUR 125.

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Luis Eliécer Cadenas named Executive Director of RedCLARA

Luis Eliécer Cadenas has been named new Executive Director of RedCLARA, starting August 1st 2017.  Cadenas has been involved in networking for more than 30 years, and has background as co-founder, president, and member of the Board of Directors of Venezuela NREN REACCIUN.

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SIG-NOC 27-28 November in Utrecht

The 6th meeting of the GÉANT Special Interest Group for Network Operations (SIG-NOC) will be held at the SURFnet offices in Utrecht on 27-28 November 2017.

A preliminary agenda and logistics information is available at the SIG-NOC wiki pages.

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Erik Huizer named interim CEO of GÉANT Association

Erik Huizer has been named interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GÉANT Association,  effective immediately, replacing Steve Cotter.

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