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“Making Waves” at TNC21

June 21-25, 2021

The TNC 21 virtual conference took place from June 21-25, 2021. TNC is co-funded by the European Union via the GÉANT (GN4-3) Project and Jisc, the UK’s national research and education network. TNC brings together decision-makers, networking, collaboration specialists, identity and access management experts from all European NRENs, universities, worldwide sister institutions, and industry representatives. The AmLight team presented the results from two projects 1) the Experiences in designing and operating an automated CI/CD pipeline for AmLight SDN orchestrator and 2) AmLight-INT: Lessons Learned after two years playing with In-band Network Telemetry … Read more

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Three NRENs connect to the WACREN backbone – for unlimited possibilities
July 1, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of researchers, lecturers and students in Benin, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire will now be able to take their research and education to the next level as the national RENs in the three countries have successfully connected to the WACREN backbone and ready to relay digital services institutions of higher learning and research centres. The connections by RBER (Benin), FasoREN (Burkina Faso) and RITER (Côte d’Ivoire) come under the just-ended €26.6m European Commission co-funded AfricaConnect2 (AC2). AC2 was a project aimed at advancing research and education in Africa by connecting national research and education networks to a world-class data communications network. WACREN’s engineers have successfully completed tests on the 10-year long-term leased links to WACREN PoPs in Abidjan, Cotonou and Ouagadougou last month  … Read More

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Research and Education Infrastructure Inclusion, Innovation, and Competitiveness
June 30, 2021

With contributions and endorsements from over 50 community participants and organizations, Internet2, CENIC, EDUCAUSE, and The Quilt provided support to publish “The Minds We Need“. The paper calls for federal investments in people, collaboration tools, and infrastructure to ensure the talent and potential of every mind has equal access to opportunity. This effort has received encouragement from many people and organizations across the research and education community … Read More

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TICAL2021 Conference and 5th Latin American e-Science Meeting August 30 – September 2 on-line

TICAL 2021 will present the implementation of solutions and strategies in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that support or contribute to the exercise of rethinking technological applications in Higher Education Institutions. The e-Science Meeting will show the development of collaborative initiatives that involve the use of ICT in different areas of Science: Astronomy, High Energy Physics, Environment, Biodiversity, Humanities, Art, Science of Life, e-Health, Computer Science, Computing / Information Systems, Economics, Administration Sciences … Read More

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The Quilt Circle 2021
June 4, 2021

The Quilt is the national coalition of non-profit U.S. regional research and education networks representing 40 networks across the country. Participants in The Quilt provide advanced network services and applications to over 900 universities and thousands of other educational and community anchor institutions. With the goal of promoting consistent, reliable, interoperable, and efficient advanced networking services that extend to the broadest possible community; and to represent common interests in the development and delivery of advanced cyberinfrastructure that enables innovation through our education and research mission … Read More

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South Africa – US Radio Astronomy Collaboration: SKA – NRAO black hole discovery using MeerKAT

June 2021

A new study using the MeerKAT radio telescope has produced a striking image showing a combination of cosmic features never before seen, revealing unexpected details of the inner workings of enormous radio galaxies. AmLight team is researching how the data was transferred and will report back … Read more

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