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GÉANT to Exhibit at SC19

For the eighth year in a row GÉANT will be joining the world’s High Performance Computing (HPC) community at the international SC19 conference, held this year in Denver, Colorado. This renowned event for HPC, networking, storage and analysis is a great opportunity for the GÉANT community to strengthen existing global relationships, and discover new areas for collaboration with members of the HPC community. GÉANT will be part of the ‘European Village’, together with partners such as PRACE, PSNC, SURF, CSC, as well as several European supercomputing centres and universities. To learn more about the collaborative relationships between these organisations make sure to visit us all. So, what can you expect from GÉANT this year?

Experience data from the moon through music – Ever wondered how data from space sounds and feels? GÉANT’s Dr. Domenico Vicinanza will take visitors on a virtual journey of the moon landing site, turning data into sounds and surface, and explaining how the GÉANT network has been essential to make this happen.

An ancient instrument coming back to life – Have you heard of the Epigonion? This ancient instrument has been revived with the help of the GÉANT network and visitors can experience the sound of the instrument and interact with it. Also, the BBC will be making a video about the instrument and will explore the important role the GÉANT community played in rediscovering it. Watch this space!

Network! In concert – Through a series of remote musical concerts, GÉANT’s multi-talented Dr. Vicinanza will also demonstrate how the low latency offered by research and education networks enables musicians from different locations (Prague, Memphis and Troy) to improvise and duet together despite being separated by thousands of miles.

#love2eduroam – Showing how easy it is to roam with eduroam, GÉANT will be spreading eduroam love with free guest accounts for attendees. A live counter on the GÉANT booth will show how many users are accessing Wi-Fi around the world thanks to eduroam, and, if you’d like to show your eduroam love, you can pick up pins, stickers and luggage tags at the GÉANT booth!

perfSONAR Also on the GÉANT booth will be an informative video on perfSONAR, the open-source, modular and flexible architecture for active network performance monitoring that provides a view of network performance across multiple domains. A valuable tool for NOC and PERT engineers, it helps to seamlessly analyse and diagnose network behaviours across entire end-to-end paths.

Read the full article in our latest CONNECT 33 online issue (page 14).

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