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AARNet to showcase new technologies and solutions at QUESTnet2016

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AARNet is a proud partner of QUESTnet2016
!! Free Registration for CAUDIT members!!

AARNet is proud to be a QUESTnet 2016 conference partner and will be providing a high speed connection to the venue, as well as hosting a range of talks and workshops during the conference, on at the Gold Coast’s RACV Royal Pines Resort, from 5 to 8 July. The theme for this year’s conference is “Technology supporting Education”.

Keynotes by national and international HigherEd and Research tech leaders 

The program for QUESTnet2016 has been announced and there’s an inspiring lineup of speakers, including Massimo Lamanna of CERN talking about data services for science,  Lindsay Botten, Director of the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) talking about opportunities and challenges for high performance computing for research and education,  Geoff Huston of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) talking about the Internet in 2016, and Phillip Grasso of Google, among others.

View the full QUESTnet2016 Speaker list.

Latest network technologies and solutions are the focus of a series of workshops and talks to be presented by AARNet staff and you will also be able to find out more at our stand in the exhibition area. We’ve also teamed up with other eResearch capabilities to showcase how we all work together as an ecosystem to support Australian research. Come along to the eResearch Capabilities stand to find out more about what we offer to help researchers: AAF (Identity), AARNet (Network), ANDS (Making Data More Valuable), NeCTAR (Cloud and Virtual Labs) and RDS ( Data Services and Storage).

We look forward to seeing you at QUESTnet 2016!

More information



AARNet Workshops

Tuesday 5 July

9:000am – 17:00pm

AARNet: The Art of Data Movement

Chris Myers and Brett Rosolen

AARNet: SDN OpenFlow

Glen Turner

AARNet Speakers

Wednesday 6 July

Networking solutions for Software Defined Data Centres and Clouds

James Sankar, AARNet

Networking solutions for Software Defined Data Centres & Clouds:

Iupati Tumaalii, AARNet and  Jason Schimming 

100Gbps Across the Country, Across the Data Centre:

Tim Rayner, AARNet

The Elephant Flows in the Room – ScienceDMZ National Distribution

Brett Rosolen, AARNet 


Thursday 7 July

AARNet State of the Nation: 

Peter Elford, AARNet

Engineering a Secure AARNet:  

Warrick Mitchell, AARNet

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