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Sunday, March 28, 2010

NLR, Internet2 at University of Kentucky's CI Days

Here's a photo from the joint NLR - Internet2 poster session at Cyberinfastructure (CI) Days at the University of Kentucky February 22-23, by Dan Updegrove, a consultant to NLR, and Russ Hobby, a chief technical architect for Internet2 .

Dan and Russ described how high-powered research and education networks like NLR and Internet2 are enabling innovative applications ranging from collaborative science, open science grid, remote instrumentation, multipoint conferencing and TelePresence.

CI Days are sponsored by a consortium of federal agencies to raise awareness of the benefits of an integrated, cyberinfrastructure and identify gaps in current capabilities.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

White House: Call for student-led innovation, also on R&E nets

A March 25 post on the White House blog by Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Tom Kalil, deputy director for policy in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy suggested that promoting student-led innovation on "killer apps" for broadband would help achieve a key component of the recently released National Broadband Plan, the development of broadband applications.

Such an initiative could be led by the private sector and build on investments already made on high-speed research networks such as Internet2 and National LambdaRail, according to the blog.

The authors invite ideas and feedback at
Tuesday, March 9, 2010

CENIC Award to Former NLR CEO Tom West

CENIC, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), announced its 2010 Innovations in Networking Awards today, at the CENIC annual conference.

The Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution went to former NLR President and CEO Tom West, who also served as CENIC's president and CEO from March 1999 to June 2004. According to CENIC's announcement, this was "a time of great expansion for CENIC, during which both the company and the communities it serves benefited tremendously from his extraordinary vision and ability to turn that vision into reality."

Congrats, Tom!