MCNC expands broadband connections in central North Carolina February 28, 2018

ASHEBORO and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Feb. 28, 2018) –MCNC, the non-profit owner and operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), today announced that 22 Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs) now have direct connections on MCNC-maintained fiber network facilities from Greensboro to Hamlet. [Read the full news release at MCNC | News.]

CENIC Recognizes Technology Projects to Combat California Wildfires February 14, 2018

CENIC 2018 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications is being given to: WIFIRE, HPWREN, and AlertTahoe for fighting wildfire. Project leaders being recognized are Ilkay Altintas, San Diego Supercomputer Center; John Graham, Qualcomm Institute, University of California San Diego; Graham Kent, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno; and Frank Vernon, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego (UCSD). WIFIRE is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project at UCSD that has developed real-time and data-driven simulation, prediction. and visualization of wildfire behavior. During this past year’s chaotic fires of Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Diego, WIFIRE’s publicly available fire map was…[Read the full news release at CENIC | News.]