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Michael Pedersen, Roskilde University

Roskilde University consolidates video with Kaltura

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:

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New HPC facility for Danish Meteorological Institute on Iceland

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.

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NTW2015 Early-bird Expiring soon

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 .

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NORDUnet upgrades capacity to Iceland

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.

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Call for Papers for UbuntuNet-Connect 2015

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.

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Kent Engström wins GÉANT 2015 Community Award

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.

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Roland Hedberg awarded Vietsch Foundation medal of honour

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.

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GÉANT CONNECT issue #19 published

GÉANT has published a new issue of the GÉANT CONNECT magazine.  Issue #19 has features on 

  • The GN4 project started on 1 May 2015
  • High-speed connectivity expanding across Africa
  • TNC15
  • GÉANT security initiatives and activities

You can read GÉANT CONNECT issue #19 here.

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Save the date - NORDUnet Conference 2016

Save the date

The next NORDUnet conference will take place on 20-22 September 2016 in Helsinki Finland.

 

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