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Cisco Expands 400G and 600G Trials with CENIC March 20, 2019

La Mirada, CA & Berkeley, CA — March 20, 2019 — The Cisco NCS 1004 has been in numerous trials since December of 2018 demonstrating multi-haul transmission. The platform offers the flexibility to optimize for higher wavelength capacity or for fiber efficiency to support a wide range of customer applications. [Read the full article at CENIC | News]

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WINS: SC19 Call for Participation, Deadline 4/1/19 March 14, 2019

Announcement: The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program is now accepting applications for the 2019 program.

Since 2015, the WINS program has provided an immersive “hands-on” mentorship opportunity for early- to mid-career women in the IT field who are selected to participate in the ground-up construction of SCinet, one of the fastest and most advanced computer networks in the world that is built annually for the Supercomputing Conference (SC). SC19, to be held in Denver, CO, is expected to attract more than 13,000 attendees who are leaders in high performance computing and networking.

WINS is a joint effort between the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and works collaboratively with the SC program committee.

The program offers travel funding for awardees through an NSF grant and ESnet funding; collaborates with SCinet committee leadership to match each awardee with a SCinet team and a mentor; and provides ongoing support and career development opportunities for the awardees before, during, and after the conference.

Interested and qualified women are encouraged to apply. More detailed information can be found below, and a PDF version of the Call for Participation is attached. We encourage you to distribute this information to your networks and contacts.

The application deadline is April 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm AoE; award notifications will be sent by mid to late May 2019. [Apply to WINS – Women in Networking at SC]

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MORe-OFFN Facilitates Ground-Breaking Research at Regional Universities March 07, 2019

By April Goode
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant is helping connect four new institutions into Oklahoma’s current dedicated research network. Providing regional universities with connections to Oklahoma’s Friction Free Network (OFFN) will increase research opportunities for more rural students and researchers across the state.

The Multiple Organization Regional OneOklahoma Friction Free Network (MORe-OFFN) is a new extension of OFFN, a 10 Gbps network ring that leverages OneNet’s existing network to provide research institutions with dedicated internet pathways to facilitate research that requires large data transfer and speed. This network improves research in Oklahoma by bypassing internet highways filled with traditional network traffic. [Read more at OneNet]

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