The trans-Pacific international network connectivity for Australia’s research and education community is operated by AARNet in partnership with Southern Cross Cable Networks, and this longterm partnership was celebrated recently at the opening game of the American College Football Championships held in Sydney on Saturday 27 August 2016. Importantly, the game also involved longstanding AARNet partners in the USA: the University of Hawaii and the University of California.
The University of California, Berkley Cal Bears battled it out against the University of Hawaii, Rainbow Warriors, and won, in front of a 60,000+ crowd at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park.
AARNet’s mission is to provide friction-free networking for research and education and our trans-Pacific connectivity is continuously upgraded to meet the needs of data-intensive research ahead of demand. Read about the recent completion of the 100 Gbps upgrade to the trans-Pacific network from Australia to the West Coast of the USA.
You can find out more about the AARNet Southern Cross Cable Networks partnership that has enabled Australia’s research community to contribute to important global research projects since 2003 in the 21st Century Trailblazers book produced for the event.
Read about Australia’s amazing contributions in the fields of astronomy, health and medicine, food security, particle physics, climate science, networking technologies and more.
The partnership has also secured broadband connectivity for several isolated Pacific Island countries, and notably for the University of the South Pacific campuses in Fiji, Tonga and the Marshall Islands.
The South Pacific is a key region for observing climate changes, as well as oceanography, biodiversity and coral reef health. Connecting the Pacific Islands provides an opportunity to engage Pacific Islanders in a wide range of scientific and research initiatives in these fields of critical concern to their communities.
Nov 4, 2016
In this video, pioneer of the Internet in Australia, Geoff Huston, reflects on the early days of the Internet and AARNet, what's happening now, the surprising developments, and where he sees the Internet heading in the foreseeable future. "I think the biggest shock, and it wasn't really a shock if you were...
Sep 23, 2016
“I think we've made a new record for us. 53 terabytes transferred in 24hrs, at 100% efficiency,” reported Sean Crosby to AARNet’s eResearch team. Crosby is a research computing scientist working at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale (CoEPP) at the University of Melbourne....
Sep 13, 2016
Registrations are now open for AARNet's Science DMZ workshop When: 10 October 2016, 9.30am to 4.30pm Where: Pullman - Albert Park, Melbourne Presenter: Chris Myers - Solutions consultant (architecture and applications) for AARNet. This is a pre-conference workshop for the eResearch Australasia Conference , on 10-14 October 2016. The workshop will give attendees an overview...