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GÉANT News Archive
This page contains GÉANT project and DANTE news from 2013 to 2015
10 January | 2013
DANTE awards contract to OPNET
New investment means even better networking support to customers.
08 February | 2013
First-ever around-the-world network backup agreement signed
Vital research collaborations will be safeguarded through the first, major agreement among partners running the two main high-speed research and education Internet routes across Asia, Europe and North America.
06 March | 2013
GÉANT and TERENA release the final ASPIRE foresight study
‘A Study on the Prospects of the Internet for Research and Education 2014-2020‘, the final report of the ASPIRE study, is now available in pdf and printed paper format.
24 January | 2013
CONNECT issue #10
The January edition of CONNECT is now available to view online.
01 March | 2013
“GÉANT network helping to advance EU collaboration”
We are delighted that the EC has published a feature on the GÉANT network on its Digital Agenda for Europe newsroom page.
13 February | 2013
eduroam CAT eases user configuration and admin support
As the number of WiFi enabled devices grows, the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool has been developed to simplify the process of enabling laptops, smartphones and tablets to connect.
07 March | 2013
GÉANT and EGI formalise collaboration
Agreement will strengthen service offering to global research community.
05 March | 2013
DANTE wins Best Technology Innovation Award for GÉANT network
Innovative project awarded accolade in the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Networking.
08 March | 2013
GÉANT picks up 1st prize for ‘Driving technology across the digital divide’
GÉANT has received first prize in the Excellent Science category for its entry ‘Driving technology across the digital divide’.
28 January | 2013
Tracking Kyrgyzstan’s melting glaciers
High speed networks helping to forewarn of disasters.
20 February | 2013
CSC celebrates opening of new green data centre
CSC – IT Center for Science has formally launched its new data centre in Kajaani - possibly the most eco-efficient data centre in the world.
28 February | 2013
OpenFlow Competition results announced
After a very successful competition, the GEANT OpenFlow team is proud to announce the results of the slice contest which closed on the 22nd of February.
06 February | 2013
Announcing PERFORMANCE U!
Performance U! is an expert school that aims to train performance experts, providing validated performance resources and face to face training.
01 February | 2013
Could music find the right key to treating epilepsy by forecasting impending seizures?
Musicians and scientists use high speed data networks to collaborate on melody analysis tool.
10 January | 2013
Q&A with Dr. F F Tusubira, CEO of the UbuntuNet Alliance
Highly anticipated launch of the regional component of the high-speed UbuntuNet network.
06 March | 2013
DANTE pushing towards world’s first 100G transatlantic network
DANTE, representing the pan-European GÉANT network, and the America Connects to Europe project (ACE), managed by Indiana University, have launched a Prior Information Notice (PIN) to progress the implementation of the first ever 100G (gigabits per second) transatlantic links for the research and education community.
01 April | 2013
First GÉANT Open Call Announced
€3.3 million European Commission funding Multi-Domain Network R&D activities.
09 April | 2013
Discover how GÉANT is helping nuclear fusion scientists tackle the global energy crisis
GÉANT, the world’s leading high-speed research and education network managed and operated by DANTE in Cambridge, UK, will be providing data links to the International Fusion Energy Research Centre (IFERC), in Rokkasho, Japan.
12 April | 2013
ORIENTplus upgrade supercharges EU-China collaborative research and education
Researchers, academics and students across Europe and China are set to benefit from the 10 Gbps upgrade of the ORIENTplus research and education (R&E) Internet link, celebrated at its launch event today in London.
24 April | 2013
World's first 100G intercontinental research and education link
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.
08 May | 2013
CONNECT issue 11 is now available
The April issue of CONNECT is now available! You can view it booklet style or download the PDF.
13 May | 2013
TERENA Secretary General Receives Royal Honour
TERENA is pleased to announce that its Secretary General, Karel Vietsch, has been honoured with a royal decoration for his outstanding contribution to research and education networking and the Internet in general
21 May | 2013
eduroam training for AfricaConnect partners
Successful event delivers sustainable training for eduroam deployment.
29 May | 2013
GÉANT exhibiting at TNC2013
Panel session on innovation leads packed line-up.
03 June | 2013
DANTE and Infinera deliver 2Tb/s capacity in less than 12 minutes on GÉANT production network from Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Infinera, a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks and DANTE announced today the fastest known provisioning of multi-Terabit capacity across a live network.
03 June | 2013
World's first intercontinental 100 Gbps link for research and education demonstrated
Six of the world’s leading R&E networks and two commercial partners today demonstrated for the first time a Transatlantic 100 gigabits-per-second transmission link between North America and Europe
10 June | 2013
Ultra-high definition technology creates 3D ‘virtual’ patients
High-speed networks and remote medical training
25 June | 2013
DANTE and NSRC team up to narrow the global digital divide
MoU signed to formalise cooperation in support of connecting the least connected.
25 June | 2013
Cloud Strategy White Paper
The GÉANT Cloud Services Team presented their Cloud Strategy White Paper at the EUNIS 2013 conference in Riga, Latvia on 12-14 June.
04 July | 2013
Call for Translators - Making Campus Best Practice even better
Through its Campus Best Practice activities, GÉANT provides support to hundreds of users across Europe and the rest of the world – helping them with configuring, managing and securing their networks and IT infrastructure.
28 May | 2013
DANTE and UbuntuNet Alliance award contract to WIOCC
New high-speed internet will connect the world to African research and education.
10 July | 2013
DANTE celebrates 20 years of networking excellence
How a Cambridge not-for-profit company is changing the face of global research.
22 July | 2013
DANTE announces new Chief Network Operations Officer
DANTE has today announced that Mark Johnston has been appointed Chief Network Operations Officer
05 December | 2013
Afghanistan’s universities accelerate on the virtual Silk Road
High-speed Internet links for research and education announced.
31 July | 2013
GÉANT's terabit upgrade gives European science the data network of the future
50 million users of Europe's critical data communications infrastructure to benefit from increased capacity, faster service provision and self-healing resiliency.
14 August | 2013
Infinera and DANTE Set Guinness World Record on GÉANT Network
Record set for fastest provisioning of long haul optical transmission capacity.
20 August | 2013
CONNECT issue 12 is now available
Issue 12 is now available! You can view it booklet style or download the PDF.
23 September | 2013
XIFI Competitive Call for Additional Project Partners and Information Day
The XIFI project paves the way for the establishment of large-scale trials, dedicated to Future Internet services and applications,
08 October | 2013
CONNECT issue 13 is now available!
Issue 13 is now available! You can view it booklet style or download the PDF.
10 October | 2013
GÉANT adds congratulations to winners of Nobel Prize in Physics
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn congratulated Belgian physicist François Englert and British physicist Peter W. Higgs for winning the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.
17 October | 2013
Network performance and monitoring across the equator
Growing communities of common skills and interests, with GÉANT’s eduPERT and perfSONAR MDM services
25 October | 2013
GÉANT exhibiting at ICT 2013
GÉANT is exhibiting at ICT 2013, an exhibition for projects and companies to showcase their research and products on 6-8 November, 2013 in Vilnius.
29 October | 2013
JRA1 Workshop November 2013
Meeting the challenges of the data deluge – A workshop on future network architectures.
30 October | 2013
Astronomers benefit from NEXPReS and GÉANT
NEXPReS project improves radio astronomy techniques with GÉANT.
04 November | 2013
GÉANT and the Global Alliance
Open-data champions EMBL-EBI and ELIXIR have joined a global alliance to enable the secure and responsible sharing of genomic and clinical data.
05 November | 2013
eduPERT helps users to help themselves
eduPERT is an open community created by GÉANT to help scientists and researchers trouble-shoot poor network performance themselves.
07 November | 2013
New Cloud Computing service from GRNET available to GÉANT community
The GÉANT community can now experience the power and flexibility of GRNET’s successful ~okeanos IaaS cloud computing service.
12 November | 2013
GÉANT exhibiting at Super Computing 2013
On 18 – 21 November, 2013, GÉANT is exhibiting at SC13, the international conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis in Denver, CO, US.
13 November | 2013
Transatlantic Bandwidth-on-Demand is now in full production
European and US researchers benefit from even faster, more flexible connectivity.
14 November | 2013
International User Advisory Committee
The International User Advisory Committee (IUAC), has been created as an external group to provide expert user input to the GÉANT project.
20 November | 2013
Q&A with Afrodite Sevasti, GÉANT Activity Leader
Afrodite Sevasti of Greek NREN GRNET, leads the Joint Research Activity (JRA2) - part of the GÉANT Innovation Programme - focusing on technology testing for service specific applications.
21 November | 2013
GÉANT at ICT 2013 - A resounding success
Over 5500 visitors descended upon Vilnius, Lithuania, to ICT 2013, an exhibition for organisations to showcase their projects and latest findings in advanced research and innovation.
18 December | 2013
Success at Supercomputing 2013
November saw GÉANT joining over 350 other exhibitors in Denver, Colorado for SC13. The event, now in its 25th year, saw an impressive gathering of over 10,000 attendees from 56 countries.
19 December | 2013
GÉANT project receives ‘Excellent’ accolade from European Commission
The GÉANT project, which includes the high-speed data network serving 50 million research and education users across Europe, has received ‘Excellent’, the highest possible rating in a European Commission review.
22 January | 2014
GÉANT transforms 36 years of spacecraft data into a musical duet
GÉANT demonstrated its power by sonifying 36 years’ worth of NASA Voyager spacecraft data and converting it into a musical duet.
04 February | 2014
GÉANT Cloud Services Strategy Workshop 11-12 March 2014 – Zurich
Cloud services offer the R&E community huge opportunities to work together and deliver real benefits to researchers, students and the wider education community.
05 February | 2014
GÉANT Open Call awards EC funding
The GÉANT project has announced the 21 successful beneficiary projects of its first ever Open Call – a €3.3 million EC funded initiative.
12 February | 2014
CONNECT issue 14 is now available!
This quarter we have a bumper issue of CONNECT for you. Packed with features for and on behalf of our community.
17 February | 2014
Òpera Oberta and GÉANT bring opera to students
GÉANT and its National Research and Education Network partners, is supporting the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona with its Òpera Oberta programme.
18 February | 2014
GÉANT and TERENA invite nominations for Community Awards
The GÉANT project and TERENA have collaborated to open up Community Awards to nominations from across the research and education networking community.
24 February | 2014
The GÉANT community is deeply saddened by the loss of Karel Vietsch
The GÉANT community is deeply saddened by the loss of Karel Vietsch, Secretary General of TERENA. Karel was instrumental in shaping the GÉANT community in his role as Secretary General for TERENA
25 February | 2014
Teaching and learning goes global
GÉANT and its National Research and Education Network partners are helping to revolutionise global collaboration between schools and colleges thousands of miles apart.
03 March | 2014
TNC2014: call for student contest participation
Activity is ramping up for the TERENA Networking Conference (TNC2014) to be held this year in Dublin.
05 March | 2014
Innovation by design – GÉANT network shaped by science
Q&A with Maryline Lengert, Chair of GÉANT International User Advisory Committee.
06 March | 2014
Users of DFN accomplish 100Gbps connections to the USA
DFN delivers first Germany to USA 100Gbps connection for research and education users
11 March | 2014
All the world’s a stage!
High-speed networks are transforming global arts and humanities.
13 March | 2014
The GÉANT Disaster Recovery project
Where does the scope of a Disaster Recovery plan start and end? What would happen if there was a major incident?
14 March | 2014
Domenico Vicinanza gives speech at the 2014 Explorers Club Dinner
This weekend (Saturday 15th March 2014), Domenico Vicinanza, Network Services Product Manager at GÉANT will be giving a speech to some of the world’s most illustrious scientists and explorers.
18 March | 2014
GÉANT exhibiting at Future Internet Assembly 2014
The Future Internet Assembly event held in Athens this week is being held under the auspices of the forthcoming Greek Presidency of the European Union.
18 March | 2014
GÉANT joins world’s elite scientists and explorers
Pioneering astronaut Buzz Aldrin, celebrated oceanographer Walter Munk, visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk, and world-renowned planetary scientist Maria Zuber were among the illustrious guests at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner.
19 March | 2014
Summer School brings GÉANT software developers together
Bringing together developers from across Europe to share best practice, network and learn new skills is the mission of the GÉANT Summer School for Developers.
20 March | 2014
GÉANT Reaches the Stars
On October 24, 2013, the GÉANT network literally brought the four corners of the universe together in a live video conference between Jerusalem, Milan, Munich and the International Space Station.
28 March | 2014
GÉANT Open is open for business
Following its successful pilot, GÉANT Open has been upgraded to a fully productionised service and incorporates the same SLA structure and 24*7 monitoring and support as the award winning GÉANT backbone network.
08 April | 2014
Two GÉANT project participants inducted into Internet Hall of Fame
Celebrating the visionaries and innovators who were instrumental in shaping today's internet and expanding its global connectivity.
15 April | 2014
Higher Education Goes Mobile
GÉANT looks to partnerships with industry to provide mobile data services for Higher Education.
16 April | 2014
eduGAIN increases global growth
eduGAIN welcomes InCommon in its first step towards worldwide interfederation with Internet2’s Trust and Identity Program.
22 April | 2014
AAI workshop strengthens ties
GÉANT and TERENA work together to support the future of AAI for Research and Education.
19 May | 2014
CONNECT issue 15 is now available
The growth in GÉANT’s usage by pan-European projects continues apace.
19 May | 2014
DANTE and Infinera Win Global Telecom Business Innovation Award
Infinera and DANTE announced today they have won the Global Telecommunications Business Innovation Awards in the Wholesale Service Innovation category
22 May | 2014
TERENA and the GÉANT announce 2014 Community Award winners
Winners honoured for FileSender, eduroam and for dedication.
22 May | 2014
EUMETSAT and GÉANT: ensuring delivery of critical data
EUMETSAT is a global operational satellite agency at the heart of Europe.
28 May | 2014
The future of healthcare is in big data
David Manset is the Infostructure leader of MD-Paedigree a project to help fight childhood obesity-related cardiovascular and other child diseases.
04 June | 2014
eduroam – beyond the campus
eduroam is the secure, worldwide roaming access service for the international research and education community.
10 June | 2014
ELIXIR and eduGAIN: single sign on for the biomedical community
Interview with Tommi Nyrönen, Head of ELIXIR Finland hosted at CSC - IT Center for Science.
12 June | 2014
CERN provides single login through SWITCHaai and eduGAIN
Large-scale research collaborations will benefit from simplified access to online services.
17 June | 2014
GÉANT supporting World’s biggest Earth-observation programme
With the European Union investing almost €12 billion in space technology over the next seven years, it’s clear space is high on the political agenda.
23 June | 2014
A new perfSONAR is born
perfSONAR MDM and perfSONAR PS are two different implementations of an original shared idea, which have today been integrated into one platform offering many benefits to users.
23 July | 2014
EGI and GÉANT Symposium on Federated Community Cloud Services for e-Science
In September, as part of EGI's Conference on Challenges and Solutions for Big Data Processing, EGI and GÉANT are jointly organizing a two-day Symposium on federated cloud services to support the European Research Area.
24 July | 2014
Could data sonification deliver while-you-wait cancer diagnosis?
A recent study shows how data sonification can improve standard techniques currently used in spectroscopy stem cell analysis.
28 July | 2014
UbuntuNet has been commissioned in Eastern and Southern Africa
UbuntuNet Alliance, and DANTE today announce the commissioning of the UbuntuNet network, the regional high-speed Internet network connecting researchers, educators and students in Eastern and Southern Africa to their peers in the region and to Europe.
31 July | 2014
What exactly is data sonification?
Domenico Vicinanza explains in this short video.
13 August | 2014
CONNECT issue 16 is now available
A late summer issue packed full of stories of collaboration.
29 August | 2014
BELLE II experiment benefits from GÉANT’s global links
We spoke to Vincenzo Capone, part of GÉANT’s pan-European user liaison team, to understand more about this experiment and its potential impact on GÉANT’s global connectivity.
10 September | 2014
Infinera and DANTE Demonstrate Single-Card Terabit Super-Channel on GÉANT network
Research network facilitates innovative new service for network operators.
10 September | 2014
GÉANT and the SDN revolution
Software Defined Networks are one of the hottest research topics over the past three years.
18 September | 2014
eduGAIN supporting international collaboration for education
Q&A with Sabita Behari, Product Manager at SURFnet.
24 September | 2014
eduroam extends connectivity to NHS
Healthcare students now benefit from bandwidth ‘in the field’.
30 September | 2014
What happens when 7 physicists play music inside the world’s most powerful particle accelerator?
This incredible and evocative video, commissioned for CERN’s 60th birthday celebration today, shows seven scientist musicians playing "data" from the four LHC experiment collaborations
01 October | 2014
Innovative Internet drives collaborative EU-Central Asian research and education
R&E networking conference in Almaty celebrates achievements of CAREN network.
02 October | 2014
Illustris, the most complete simulation of how our universe evolved
In May this year, scientists collaborating in the US, Germany, and the UK announced they had created the most complete simulation of how the universe evolved.
08 October | 2014
Calling all Future Internet researchers!
The Fed4FIRE project is organising its 2nd Competitive Call for SME Experimenters - Fed4FIRE-SME-2.
10 October | 2014
DANTE and TERENA join forces to become the GÉANT Association
In response to the community of Europe’s national research and education networking organisations’ (NRENs’) wishes, the GÉANT Association has been formed by re-organising TERENA and DANTE under a unified governance structure
21 October | 2014
GÉANT extends ESnet’s transatlantic connectivity with three high speed links across Europe
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network, otherwise known as ESnet, is extending its reach using the state-of-the-art GÉANT network to deploy three high-speed links across Europe.
28 October | 2014
GÉANT Open Cloud eXchange
Cloud computing services are seen as a solution for the near insatiable demands of researchers for bandwidth and computing power for intensive applications.
12 November | 2014
ARES – A GÉANT Open Call project aims to address urgent genome data set challenges
Making large data sets accessible to healthcare practitioners for better patient care.
12 November | 2014
GÉANT exhibiting at SuperComputing 2014 - HPC Matters
Between 16 and 21 November, the world’s most respected minds in high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis will gather in New Orleans for SC14
13 November | 2014
CONNECT issue 17 is now available
Welcome to another packed issue published just in time for SuperComputing 2014, where the GÉANT project will be joining forces with the Square Kilometre Array in New Orleans.
18 November | 2014
GÉANT project partner ARNES recognised by President of the Republic of Slovenia
The National Research and Education Network receives prestigious Order of Merit for contribution to communications technologies in Slovenia
19 November | 2014
Q&A with Chiara Mariotti, CERN
Keen to learn more about how GÉANT supports CERN’s research, we spoke with LHChamber flutist and renowned LHC physicist Chiara Mariotti.
25 November | 2014
eduGAIN gains more than 1,400 institutions and services through UK federation
With well over 2,000 participating services and institutions, eduGAIN sets a new record for growth as it continues to be the largest interfederation service.
26 November | 2014
The Power of Networks to Empower Communities
Advanced ICT networks are the core of the GÉANT project, and the core of the local, regional and affiliate members and partners.
03 December | 2014
Exploring the universe, with the world’s largest radio telescope
The Square Kilometre Array project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, with a square kilometre of collecting area.
04 December | 2014
ICOF is developing more accurate international atomic clock comparisons using optical fibre
More accurate clock comparisons could reshape our understanding of Physics.
04 December | 2014
Join GÉANT Open Call project IRINA at the 3rd international RINA Workshop in Ghent
The RINA Workshop is an annually organised event, allowing researchers interested in the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture to present their work and discuss advances relating to their research.
09 December | 2014
Could research and education networks build the new internet?
Reinventing the internet: How IRINA, a GÉANT Open Call project aims to lead the paradigm shift.
11 December | 2014
The road to 100G: Q&A with Mark Johnson
Q&A with Mark Johnson - Chief Network Operations Officer of the GÉANT network.
15 December | 2014
Helix Nebula Initiative & PICSE: Enabling a Dynamic Cloud Ecosystem
Over 50 managers, cloud providers, policy makers, procurers and researchers dealing with the adoption of cloud computing gathered recently for the workshop “Enabling a Dynamic Cloud Ecosystem"
10 February | 2015
GÉANT accelerates European e-infrastructure and Earth Sciences partnerships
GÉANT - in collaboration with European e-infrastructures EGI, PRACE and EUDAT - organised a knowledge-sharing workshop to increase dialogue with the Earth Sciences community.
10 February | 2015
Cathrin Stöver announced as finalist in the 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards
As Chief International Relations and Communications Officer, Cathrin was nominated for her work supporting the global connectivity of GÉANT.
24 February | 2015
CONNECT issue 18 is now available
Welcome to issue #18 – a special issue with a focus on GÉANT’s first competitive Open Call.
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