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Thursday, July 9, 2009

NLR Keynote, TelePresence at QUESTnet

It’s a busy week for National LambdaRail (NLR) at QUESTnet, Australia’s network technology conference in Queensland. NLR CEO Tom West gave the opening keynote yesterday on The Research and Education Network as Innovation Catalyst. NLR, in cooperation with QUESTnet and Cisco, hosted several sessions via Cisco TelePresence. And the Georgia Institute of Technology presented on their partnership with Barrow County (Georgia) Schools, which uses high-powered networks (including NLR) and video to bring scientists into classrooms.

In his remarks, Tom addressed how a ready and primed infrastructure like NLR’s, with established technical expertise, at an attractive price point, is in a compelling position to enable broad-based transformation. Tom’s presentation has been posted to the NLR website:

The TelePresence sessions included multi-point between the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) in North Carolina, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Indiana University in Indianapolis on How to Connect and Use Cisco TelePresence. Other topics covered were the Indiana University Global Network Operations Center (from Indianapolis) and Cloud Computing (from Pittsburgh). All sessions were handled by NLR’s TelePresence Exchange, running over NLR in the US and peering at PacificWave in Seattle with AARNet of Australia.

GeorgiaTech’s Claudia Huff and Warren Matthews presented the Direct-to-Discovery program which aims to enhance K-12 science and math learning. More information available in NLR’s June/July 2009 newsletter: