May 29, 2013
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 29 -- Six keynote speakers and around 100 other Internet experts from around the world will present their research and activities under the theme ‘Innovating Together’ at the 2013 TERENA Networking Conference (TNC2013) in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Networks continue to grow in importance, creating opportunities in all aspects of today’s society, impacting science and the arts as well as health, education and government. With this comes evolution and sophistication of the network technologies, the applications, the service providers and the user communities. Through keynote speeches by renowned specialists, many parallel sessions and record-breaking demonstrations, TNC2013 will focus on the evolution of infrastructure and services that support research and education networking, examining ‘Open Science,’ ‘Big Data,’ ‘Creating Solutions,’ and ‘Creating Infrastructures.’
TNC is the largest and most prestigious European research and education networking conference - it brings together around 600 decision makers, networking specialists, and managers from all major national research and education networking organizations (NRENs), universities, world-wide sister institutions, and industry representatives from Europe and other world regions.
Media representatives are invited to interview speakers and are welcome to attend the event. All sessions and surrounding events will be live-streamed: https://tnc2013.terena.org/web/media/stream
When: 3-6 June 2013
Where: Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Center (MECC), Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Organized by: TERENA (Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association), the association in which European NRENs and members from industry and research collaborate on developing Internet technology, infrastructure and services to be used by the research and education community.
Hosted by: SURFnet, the Dutch NREN which connects institutions in the Netherlands and the rest of the world via NetherLight (the international lightpath node in Amsterdam), AMS-IX (the world’s largest Internet node), and the GÉANT network (the pan-European communications infrastructure). SURFnet will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at TNC2013.
The six keynote speakers are:
Demonstrations will include:
•With a combination of a cutting-edge all-optical network, robotics, haptic feedback and high- resolution video, the future potential of Human-Robot interactions over large distances in fields such as e-Health, e-Culture, e-Education and other real-time collaboration areas will be demonstrated.
•LoLA (Low Latency video streaming) technology for long-distance performing arts collaborations will be demonstrated in a special performance during the Opening Reception and partners will be available at the TERENA exhibition booth.
•Six demonstrations will take place at the SURF booth, of which five will use the world's first intercontinental 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) transmission link for research and education. The "Advanced North Atlantic 100G Pilot" (ANA-100G) project enables true trans-Atlantic 100 Gbps capabilities for science, research and education, for the first time ever interconnecting advanced R&E networks on both sides of the link that already run100 Gbps infrastructures within their regions. These five include Big data transfers with multipathing, OpenFlow and MPTCP: Data sets in e-science are increasing exponentially in size. To transfer huge data sets we need to make efficient use of all available network capacity using multiple paths simultaneously. To get experience with this concept, a testbed will be demonstrated in which data will be transferred intercontinentally between servers at CERN, Netherlight, StarLight and Maastricht; Launch of the first European ExoGENI site: The availability of the transatlantic 100G connection coincides with the launch of the newest addition to the University of Amsterdam research lab, an extended ExoGENI rack, available for computing and networking research. This demonstration showcases its capabilities, connected through one 10G connection on the 100G link.
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