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July 22, 2015

Discover a musical performance from the Montreux Jazz Festival that was created by converting data collected from CERN's Large Hadron Collider into musical notes.

July 8, 2015

Last month, the European Commission signed a €13m (~$14.5m) contract with the networking organization GÉANT to expand connectivity in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. It will interconnect the national research and education networks in the EaP partner countries, and will integrate them into the pan-European GÉANT network.

June 10, 2015

Musical collaboration over the internet has been perennially plagued by delay and bad audio; co-performances have been largely a product of smoke and mirrors.

Overcoming the problems of distance, Internet2 and LoLa technology have set a new standard in video conferencing, allowing broader access to high-level musical and educational opportunities.

March 4, 2015

The GÉANT TIC (Trust and Identity Committee) and Internet2 TIER (Trust and Identity for Education and Research) initiatives met at a workshop in Zurich, Switzerland, on 3-4 February to discuss the status and future of US-EU collaboration on trust and identity technology, policy, and federation efforts.

May 21, 2014

Last week, ‘Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud Initiative’ hosted an event at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland, to mark the launch of its new cloud-computing marketplace service.

April 2, 2014

Last month, CERN played host to the CineGlobe International Film Festival. The event featured a hackathon event organized by the Tribeca Film Institute, as well as music produced through data sonification.

February 5, 2014

Since being launched in 1977, NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 probes have been on an epic journey to the very edge of our solar system. Now, Domenico Vicinanza has harnessed the power of grid computing to create an uptempo piece of classical music from the data collected by the probes.

August 28, 2013

DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Today, the pan-European network infrastructure (GÉANT) managed by DANTE connects 50 million people at 10,000 institutions across Europe.

March 6, 2013

Thanks to the high-speed GÉANT network and the computing power of the European Grid Infrastructure, researchers in Italy are creating music from electroencephalography data. Listening to these melodies could help researchers forecast impending seizures.

December 12, 2012

In space no one can hear you scream, but you may be able to hear an epic symphony if you listen hard. Software engineer and musician Domenico Vicinanza has created yet another epic melody straight from cutting-edge science. This time, instead of getting inspiration from the subatomic world or the Standard Model, he has sourced data from the farthest human-made object in space: Voyager 1.

November 28, 2012

To improve understanding of cosmic radiation, high-speed research networks are enabling astrophysicists to send terabytes of data across continents, between China and Italy.

August 1, 2012

The Higgs boson-like particle has been turned into music. Not only is this a way to bridge the gap between science and the public, but it could enable researchers to hear their work in a new light.

June 27, 2012

Last month, we brought you news about the Square Kilometre Array. Now, we have wind of another ambitious telescope. On 1st July, the Royal Society celebrates the discovery of cosmic rays centenary. One project on show will give new glimpses into the highest-energy universe, processing up to 25 petabytes per year; as much data as CERN manages today, which may require a new worldwide computing grid.

April 23, 2012

In a newly released paper, e-IRG responds to the findings and recommendations of the report of the GEANT Expert Group (GEG).The GEG was established by the European Commission in December 2010, with the mandate to articulate a 2020 vision for European Research and Education networking and identify an action plan for realising this vision. On October 4, 2011 the GEG presented its vision and recommendations in its Report ‘Knowledge without Borders: GEANT 2020 as the European Communications Commons’.

February 15, 2012

As funders consider how to best invest in the future of e-infrastructure, a number of questions arise: How much does e-infrastructure cost? How much impact does it have, and are funders getting value for their money? A number of projects are working to find concrete answers to these and other questions, at a time when getting an accurate price has never been more crucial to a sustainable future for scientific computing.