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.
Roskilde University is moving all its video productions into the Kaltura media management system from Danish NREN DeIC. This is expected to lead to increased security, stability, and control of copyright issues. DeIC delivers Kaltura as a service hosted by NORDUnet. The combination of DeIC and NORDUnet was a deciding factor when the Danish university chose Kaltura. Consultant Michael Pedersen from the Academic IT function at Roskilde University explains:
The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) has announced an agreement with Cray to acquire a next generation HPC facility for meteorological computations, weather forecasting, climate modelling, etc. The new supercomputer will have about ten times the computing power of the existing facility.
Make sure to take advantage of the favorable NTW2015 early-bird rate of EUR 150 before it expires on 26 August, 2015.
The NORDUnet Technical Workshop that takes place from 15-17 September 2015 at the Radisson Park Inn, Kastrup, Denmark is still open for early-bird registrations.
It is a community event driven by community interests and stakeholders. NTW is there for the Nordic R&E networking community to meet, discuss, and work together. We do this in plenary sessions with lightning updates, and in topical and/or community-specific breakout sessions .
NORDUnet is happy to announce a new agreement with Farice for network capacity to Icelandic NREN RHnet. NORDUnet, RHnet, and Farice have reached an agreement that provides an upgrade of Icelandic R&E Network connectivity to 2 x 10Gbps (from the current 10 Gbps + 2.5 Gbps backup). Under the agreement, Farice will deliver fully diverse 10 Gbps North Atlantic circuits, one to London, UK and one to Copenhagen, Denmark, connecting to the NORDUnet optical backbone.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at UbuntuNet-Connect 2015, the 8th Annual Conference of the UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking. The UbuntuNet-Connect series of conferences has been held for the past seven years and is regarded as one of the premier conferences in Africa. This year the conference will take place on 19-20 November 2015 in Maputo (main venue will be communicated soon), Mozambique and will be hosted by MoRENet, the NREN of Mozambique.
NORDUnet congratulates Kent Engström (SUNET and Linköping University) with being awarded the 2015 GÉANT Community Award. Kent was honoured for his contributions to the Trusted Certificate Service (TCS – formerly known as TERENA Certificate Service), which helps to increase security in online transactions by facilitating the deployment of digital certificates. The award was presented during the closing plenary of the 2015 TNC conference.
NORDUnet congratulates Roland Hedberg, University of Umeå, with being awarded a Vietsch Foundation medal of honour for his activities in the specification and development of essential components of current Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructures (AAI), a cornerstone of secure access to websites, applications and data.
The medal was presented to Roland at the closing plenary of the TNC15 conference in Porto.