In her presentation at the TNC2016 Advanced Video Application session Ingrid Melve from Norwegian UNINETT revealed some interesting statistics. Statistics from UNINETTs eCampus Norway program show that Norwegian students study around the clock, day and night, seven days a week. The only significant exception is Sunday morning. Whether they are going to church or just staying in bed, Ingrid Melve couldn’t tell us. But the numbers clearly prove, that there is a huge demand for video for academic learning.
Per Nihlén CTO of Swedish Sunet contributed to a lively discussion on the Tuesday TNC2016 session “Alien Wavelengths – from field trials to commercial services”. Presenting the new Sunet network, developed in cooperation with NORDUnet, he described in detail how the network is using Alien Wave technology. After his presentation he took part in a panel discussion including both vendors, consultants and NREN representatives.
The CrypTech project, hosted by NORDUnet, is developing an open source hardware cryptographic engine.
Leif Johansson, member of the CTO team of Swedish Sunet, presented the project at TNC2016, and he had news for his listeners. Not only has CrypTech now raised 1 mio. $ in funding from various sources. More importantly, a first version of the CrypTech Hardware Security Module is ready for release. A select crowd will be able to purchase a small batch of the HSM for testing by early fall. Leif Johansson even presented a price tag, approx. 800 dollars.
Programme Committee chair of TNC2016, NORDUnet Strategy & Policy Officer, Erik-Jan Bos took the stage during the Monday opening plenary of the conference to welcome the 600+ participants. In his welcome he explained this year's conference theme, "Building the Internet of People" being chosen because it is the human network that makes the technology all tick, and because the human network is what enables the NRENs to be NRENs.
Right at the centre of the TNC16 exhibition area you will find the Nordic NRENs at booth no. 6. It’s the informal meeting point of both the Nordic conference participants and everybody else interested in knowing more about our projects. Cross-border collaboration is an essential ingredient in most of these projects, enabling local NRENs to achieve much more than they would to on their own.
Go meet the Northerners from Swedish Sunet, Finnish CSC, Icelandic RHnet, Norwegian Uninett and Danish DeiC, together with Nordic e-infrastructure provider NORDUnet.
The upcoming NORDUnet Conference in Helsinki from 20-22 September offers a unique way to support the participation of a staff member from an NREN that would normally to have the funding for such activity.
Finnish software company Eduix has taken the lead and has asked to become a so-called ”emerging NREN sponsor”. Eduix CEO Rami Heinisou explains why this sponsorship has appealed to their organisation,
- Improved connectivity for research and education north of the Arctic Circle
A new 10-gigabit cross-border connection from Finnish Sodankylä northwards to the Norwegian Finnmark will be taken into service later this year. The new connection provides research facilities and universities in the northernmost parts of Norway and Finland with much needed improvements in connectivity.
Twice a year, Swedish Sunet meets with its customers and partners at the Sunet Days. This time the venue is Högskolan Kristianstad in the southernmost part of Sweden. From the 11th to 14th of April representatives from organisations connected to Sunet meet and discuss current topics. Usually the Sunet Days attract between 200 and 250 participants from all over Sweden.