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Lars Fischer elected to the GÉANT Board

Lars Fischer, Strategy & Policy Officer at NORDUnet, has been elected for the Board of GÉANT, the European R&E network association.

At NORDUnet, Lars Fischer’s responsibilities include Nordic and European partnerships, and he sees his membership of the GÉANT Board of Directors as a natural addition:

“The European research and education e-infrastructure landscape is undergoing dramatic changes. GÉANT is well positioned to support the national research and education networks in navigating the challenges ahead.”

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Six years of representing the Nordics in Europe

After having served two terms on the GÉANT Board of Directors Valter Nordh, who was recently appointed interim CEO of NORDUnet, now steps down in line with the roster.

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NTW and COVID-19

Due to the dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, NORDUnet has made the tough decision not to go ahead with the Nordic Technical Workshop (NTW2021) scheduled to run 30 November – 2 December.

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RIPE83 - virtual meeting 22-26 November

The 83 edition of the RIPE meetings will take place 22-26 November. This edition will be virtual, allowing everyone interested to attend remotely.

As always, the RIPE Meeting takes place over multiple days, bringing together Internet service providers, network operators and other interested parties from around the world to

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Valter Nordh appointed interim CEO of NORDUnet

Valter Nordh has been appointed interim CEO of NORDUnet.

-This is a huge and challenging task. I am excited to have the opportunity to lead NORDUnet over the coming period of time. I hope that my background and extensive international network will prove advantageous to the entire organization. Collaboration between the Nordic countries is both important and fruitful to all parties, says Valter.

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René Buch leaves NORDUnet after 16 years

After 16 years working for NORDUnet René Buch has decided to step down as CEO for NORDUnet to give time for other opportunities for the remaining part of his worklife.

NORDUnet Board has worked with René to find a solution to ensure a smooth transition for NORDUnet and the projects NORDUnet is involved in. We are happy to announce that Valter Nordh from November 1st 2021 will be NORDUnet interim CEO until a replacement has been found during 2022. René will continue to support Valter during a transition period.

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First Danish projects for world class supercomputer

Before long, one of the world’s most powerful computers will become operational in Kajaani, Finland. The supercomputer LUMI (Large Unified Modern Infrastructure) will have a maximum capacity of 552 petaflops per second. In comparison, the Fugaku supercomputer in Japan, recognized as the world’s most powerful supercomputer today, has a max capacity of 512 petaflops per second.

To prepare scientists and support personnel in the user countries, and the LUMI staff, the supercomputer will commence with pilot projects before the facility opens for further calls.

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Danish NREN conference back on track

“Providing digital solutions in a changing world” will be the overall theme, as Danish NREN DeiC invites its stakeholders to a physical conference November 3-4. 

One of the global changes implied by the theme headline is of course the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused the 2020 version of the traditional annual DeiC conference to be cancelled.

The 2021 conference will have four main tracks: Data management. High-performance computing (HPC) and eScience. Security of information. Networks and services.

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Digital October Festival in Sweden

Over the coming three weeks  SUNET – the Swedish NREN – will host a wealth of online seminars, presentations, and opportunities for mingling.

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Early-bird fee reminder for Nordic Technical Workshop 2021

The 2021 edition of the Nordic Technical Workshop is on from 30 November – 2 December in Copenhagen. 

As usual a diverse range of sessions will take a deep dive into network discussions, and the status and evolution of especially the media services. We will discuss the ever-important privacy, security, T&I issues and  a great number  of other prominent topics relevant to the Nordic NREN community. 

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