National LambdaRail (NLR), the coast-to-coast, highperformance network owned by the U.S. research and education community, provided the Cisco TelePresence exchange services and international peering connections for last week’s launch of the first two “Dialogue Cafés,” in Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon, coinciding with the 3rd Annual Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations May 27-29 in Rio.
– Internet2 and NLR have announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreeing to collaborate on developing and deploying a unified Cisco TelePresence service offering for the research and education community. Recognizing the powerful benefits of TelePresence for enabling new levels of collaboration and for breaking down geographic barriers among researchers and educators – nationally and internationally – the two organizations will be combining their respective expertise and reach.
National LambdaRail (NLR), the cutting-edge network for advanced research and innovation owned by the U.S. research and education community, announces it has been selected as a provider of ultra high-performance, fiber optic circuits which will enable researchers in the U.S. to participate in the next-generation experiments now getting underway with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator located at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Florida LambdaRail (FLR), the University of South Florida, and Internet2 today announced they are collaborating to provide access to nearly every K20 institution in the state of Florida to the nationwide Internet2 high performance network. In doing so, thousands more teachers and students across the state will be able to take advantage of the most cutting-edge Internet resources in support of research and education.
Florida LambdaRail (FLR) joined forces with CiscoWave (CWave), UltraLight/PLaNetS and AtlanticWave (A-Wave) for the Supercomputing 2008 event to enable Brazil’s CMS distributed Tier2 facility to participate in the bandwidth challenge competition. The CiscoWave made it possible for A-Wave and its connectors from Brazil – the Academic Network of São Paulo (ANSP), the national research and education network of Brazil (RNP), the SouthernLight GOLE in São Paulo and the Tier2 facilities in São Paulo (SPRACE) and the Tier2 facility in Rio de Janeiro (HEPGRID) – to access the Super Computing 2008 (SC08) venue in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Marc I. Hoit has been named vice chancellor for information technology at North Carolina State University, a new position established to develop and execute a progressive information technology strategy for the university. As NC State’s chief information officer, Hoit will report to Chancellor James L. Oblinger, who announced the selection today.
Larry D. Conrad, associate vice president for technology integration and chief information officer at Florida State University, has been named the new vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
National LambdaRail (NLR), a consortium of leading U.S. research universities and private sector technology companies, announced today it has implemented the Cisco TelePresence solution to be accessible to the universities and other
NLR affiliates that have telepresence capabilities. With NLR’s nationwide optical network infrastructure connected to nearly 20 regional optical networks, the solution deployment makes it simple for researchers, educators and administrators to leverage this next generation service.