AmLight ExP Newsletter October-December 2018
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LSST 100 Gbps Network Demonstration at Supercomputing Conference 2018
November 12-15, 2018
The LSST Network Engineering Team (NET) had a strong presence at the Supercomputing 2018 Conference (SC18) in Dallas, TX, last week, including a successful demonstration of the data transfer capabilities of the fiber optic networks that will be used during LSST operations. Digital data were transferred from the Base Site in La Serena, Chile, to the LSST Data Facility at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) in Champaign, IL. During the data transfer demonstration, a peak rate of 100 Gigabits/second (Gb/s) was achieved for short periods, and a sustained rate of 80 Gb/s was achieved over a three hour period, exceeding the test target. This test was run over links provisioned by several networking organizations: REUNA from La Serena to Santiago, FIU/Amlight from Santiago to Miami, SCInet from Miami to Chicago (Starlight), and NCSA from Chicago to Champaign. SCInet links provided by CenturyLink and internet2 were used to transfer the data from Miami to Chicago because LSST 100 Gb/s links will not be available in that path until FY20. All of the other links were those that will be used by LSST during operations… Read More
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AmLight Team at Supercomputing Conference (SC18)

November 12-15, 2018
The AmLight Team participated in multiple Network Research Exhibition (NRE-16, NRE-17, NRE-18) demonstrations at the International Conference for High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC18) held in Dallas, TX. NRE participants are invited to share the results of their demonstrations and experiments that display innovation in emerging network hardware, protocols, and advanced network-intensive scientific applications from the preceding year’s conference as part of the Innovating the Network for Data-Intensive Science (INDIS) workshop … Read More
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AARCLight – New opportunities for South Atlantic R&E Network collaboration between Africa, Brazil, and the U.S.
November 22-23, 2018
Dr. Heidi Morgan presented the “AARCLight – New opportunities for South Atlantic R&E Network collaboration between Africa, Brazil, and the U.S.” at the UbuntuNet-Connect is the Annual Conference of UbuntuNet Alliance that focuses on research and education networking activities in Africa. It is organized by UbuntuNet Alliance and hosted by member NRENs. The Conference brought together practitioners in the research and education networking community, researchers, policy makers, academicians, connectivity providers, and a pool of expertise from across Africa and beyond. This year, UbuntuNet-Connect 2018, the 11th edition of the series of UbuntuNet-Connect conferences was held in Zanzibar and was hosted by the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET), the NREN of Tanzania … Read More
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BELLA: EllaLink cable gets go-ahead
January 8, 2019
GÉANT and RedCLARA , on behalf of the BELLA (Building the Europe Link to Latin America) Consortium, are delighted to announce that EllaLink (link is external) and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have finalized agreements for the construction of the EllaLink submarine fiber optic cable system that will provide direct connectivity between Europe and Latin America. Through the agreement with EllaLink, BELLA will receive spectrum on the new submarine cable, to support research and education networking between the two continents, for the lifetime of the system … Read More
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Eduardo Grizendi: The “uberization” of telecom networks
December 2018
Recently, a journalist asked me how we could reduce the cost of telecom networks. I think he was waiting for a long answer, full of explanations, but I just replied: Sharing! And this is happening, currently and intensely in Brazil. How nice! And, more importantly, it is the market which is promoting this change. Even better! Telecom infrastructure in Brazil has undergone a major transformation in recent years. At the beginning of this decade, regional internet providers and operators, mainly Vivo and TIM, invested in the implantation of optical routes … Read More
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[Save the Date] South American Astronomy Coordination Committee (SAACC) Meeting 2019 in Santiago, Chile
Please Save the Date  April 17-18, 2019 for the Spring South American Astronomy Coordination Committee (SAACC) and the LSST Network engineering (LSST NET) meetings in Santiago Chile.
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Happy Holidays from CIARA TEAM
December 2018The CIARA Team wishes you peace, joy, and prosperity throughout the coming year.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to working with you in the years to come.
From Julio, Heidi, Chip, Luis, Jeronimo, Adil, Ileana, Vasilka, Doug, and Sami.
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