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The Exploratorium and CENIC

The Exploratorium was the first cultural organization to join CENIC and their connection to CalREN has supported remarkable programming and powered scientific discovery.

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CENIC Staff to Present at the Cybersecurity Research Acceleration Workshop at TechEX

Two CENIC staff members will present at the Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEx) in San Francisco on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, as a part of the advanced networking track. They will discuss two of CENIC’s most important collaborations: The Pacific Research Platform (PRP) and Pacific Wave.

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CENIC’s Network Operations Center

Once an institution is connected to CalREN, CENIC’s Network Operations Center (NOC) is the first point of contact for any issues or questions that arise. NOC engineers monitor the network 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and CENIC - In Pursuit of a Common Goal

CENIC and the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) share a common goal: to close the digital divide by accelerating the deployment and adoption of high-speed broadband.

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Partnerships Between Research and Education Networks and the Private Sector

CENIC works with many private sector organizations to operate production and leading-edge research and education networks.

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Cybersecurity: New Directions for Research and Education Networks

A panel of recognized national experts in online security was convened during CENIC’s recent 20th Anniversary conference focused on sorting through the various models of securing what was widely recognized as “insecurable” by those in attendance.

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Rivers In the Sky: How the PRP Enables Scientists to Predict Extreme Weather

What would it take for weather forecasters to be able to predict seasonal climate effects—like the extreme drought followed by the extreme floods experienced in the American West over the past few years?

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Strengthening Education, Cultural Preservation, and Healthcare in the Pacific Islands using Research

CENIC’s 2017 conference opened with University of Hawaii President David Lassner presenting the strategic direction for networking from the perspective of the Pacific Islands. He began by providing the history of the indigenous peoples of the region - perhaps the world’s first “space explorers” who set off on large canoes to seek out and discover the islands of the great Pacific Ocean more than 7,000 years ago.

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The Power of Human Networks to Fuel Global Research and Education

The pursuit of knowledge is a global activity fueled by human curiosity and enabled by high-capacity broadband R&E networks.

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History of an R&E Network that Shaped California’s Future

CENIC operates CalREN, one of the world’s most powerful research and education networks. Twenty-some years ago, the CENIC we know today would have been difficult to imagine. Learn more about the history of the network created to link California’s higher education institutions.

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CENIC Presents Innovations in Networking Awards

Each year CENIC presents the Innovations in Networking Awards to highlight the exemplary innovations that leverage ultra-high bandwidth networking, particularly where those innovations have the potential to transform the ways in which instruction and research are conducted or where they further the deployment of broadband in underserved areas.

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Pacific Wave and CENIC

Pacific Wave continues to be one of CENIC’s major international initiatives, operated in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Gigapop. Undertaken as a part of an effort to improve service to CENIC members, Pacific Wave makes possible improved high-performance connectivity between CalREN and 29 Asia Pacific countries.

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SFJAZZ Collaborates with K–12 Schools and Public Libraries Using CalREN

In honor of Black History Month, SFJAZZ Education’s School Day Concert program presented award-winning bassist and bandleader Marcus Shelby and his Quintet to over 800 students at 11 schools across the Bay Area.

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Title: Pacific Research Platform: The Future of Big Data Collaboration

The Pacific Research Platform supports a broad range of data-intensive research projects that will impact science and technology worldwide. To meet the needs of researchers in California and beyond, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a five-year, $5 million grant to fund the Pacific Research Platform (PRP).

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Building a CENIC Security Strategy

Twenty million people rely on CENIC’s network to connect with each other and the world. A new effort aims to ensure that the network remains secure, safe, and reliable.

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Envisioning the Future of CENIC at the Twentieth Anniversary Conference

The 2017 CENIC conference brings together leaders from research and education organizations across the state and around the world to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CENIC’s founding and to plan for the future.

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Schools Across California Access High-speed Broadband Service for the First Time

Despite significant obstacles, barriers to Internet connectivity are being overcome in California’s hardest-to-serve public schools.

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CENIC engineer Julia Staats: 2016 Women in Networking SC Award Winner

CENIC network engineer Julia Staats was chosen to help build and operate SCinet, the high-capacity Supercomputing Conference network.

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