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Primeur weekly 2013-07-08

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Exploiting parallelism on Titan to reach exascale performance, eventually ...

The Cloud

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BRABUS draws on IBM to deliver stylish upgrades for automobiles, planes and yachts through the Cloud ...

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Oracle enhances Cloud management with new third generation release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c ...

Oracle announces general availability of Oracle Database 12c, the first database designed for the Cloud ...

New Oracle Database 12c innovations engineered with Oracle Storage Systems deliver next level of database-to-storage performance and efficiency ...

Rackspace and CERN openlab collaborate to deliver "Big Bang" with Hybrid Cloud ...

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High Performance Computing facility to receive Government funding of 8 million euro ...

RSC supercomputers continue to lead in energy efficiency among Russian HPC systems in Green500 ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Numascale AS to collaborate on improved memory systems for research ...

Bull launches the 2013 Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize, aimed at boosting the development of computer simulation ...

Kees Neggers honoured as an Internet Pioneer in the Internet Hall of Fame ...

World record in silicon integrated nanophotonics - More energy efficiency in the data communication ...

SURFnet and Russian Skoltech embark on joint e-Infrastructure project ...

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2014 Pennsylvania State Budget includes $500,000 for Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ...

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Texas Advanced Computing Center deploys 20PB Big Data hub using DataDirect Networks High-Performance Storage System ...

More of the world's TOP500 supercomputers trust DataDirect Networks for best analytics and simulation performance, scale and lowest TCO ...

Indiana University to take lead in Defense Department effort securing software-defined networks ...

Graphene-based system could lead to improved information processing ...

NSF and Mozilla announce breakthrough applications on a faster, smarter internet of the future ...

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Kees Neggers honoured as an Internet Pioneer in the Internet Hall of Fame


1 Jul 2013 Utrecht - Kees Neggers, retired managing director of SURFnet, has been elected to the Internet Hall of Fame as an Internet Pioneer. According to the jury of this annual Internet Society event, held for the first time last year, Mr. Neggers has earned this honour on account of 'his technical expertise, leadership and co-ordinating activities that have made him a key figure in the development of the Internet worldwide'. Mr. Neggers is the first Dutchman to have been included in the highly select Pioneers Circle of the Internet Hall of Fame.

The objective of the Internet Hall of Fame awards is to publicly honour a select group of visionaries and leaders who have made important contributions to the development and enhancement of the Internet worldwide. Mr. Neggers now finds himself in the company of Internet Pioneers such as Vint Cerf and Jon Postel - the founders of the modern Internet - and Internet Innovators such as Linus Torvalds, the inventor of Linux, and Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the WWW.

Mr. Neggers entered the international world of research and education networks in 1984, when he was appointed director of EARN for the Netherlands. After intensive collaboration on the founding of SURF and SURFnet, he served as managing director of SURFnet from 1988 until his retirement in 2012. In addition, he launched many initiatives, served as a board member of and was the driving force behind various organisations that still play an important part in the development of the Internet and where he was able to apply and advocate his cherished principles of 'openness', 'inclusiveness' and 'bottom-up industry self-regulation'.

"It is thanks to Kees that the Netherlands holds a special position on the Internet, with such initiatives as the Amsterdam Internet Exchange, the world's largest Internet hub, and the establishment of TERENA and RIPE NCC in the Netherlands. In addition to this, Kees is always happy to share his knowledge, which provided an extra stimulus to Dutch industry", stated Erwin Bleumink, CEO of SURFnet.

In 1991, while he was at SURFnet, Mr. Neggers was the initiator of Ebone, the first pan-European IP backbone based on open exchanges. Ten years later he introduced 10 Gbit/s IP networking directly over lightpaths in collaboration with SURFnet and founded the NetherLight Open Lightpath Exchange in Amsterdam. Jointly with co-SURFnet director Boudewijn Nederkoorn he was elected ICT Personality of the Year by the ICT~Office - currently Nederland ICT - in 2002 and he was made Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau upon his retirement in 2012. At present, Mr. Neggers is affiliated with the SURF Holding as a strategic advisor.

Wim Liebrand, director of SURF, is also proud of this accomplishment: "It is also thanks to Kees' leadership that SURFnet was able to develop into one of the most advanced and respected research and education networks in the world. The leading position worldwide enjoyed by SURFnet today can be attributed to his efforts. It is thanks to this that the Netherlands can now present itself as the digital gateway to Europe."
Source: SURFnet

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Primeur weekly 2013-07-08

Special

Exploiting parallelism on Titan to reach exascale performance, eventually ...

The Cloud

A virtual chef-nutritionist for old people ...

BRABUS draws on IBM to deliver stylish upgrades for automobiles, planes and yachts through the Cloud ...

New hardware design protects data in the cloud ...

Oracle enhances Cloud management with new third generation release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c ...

Oracle announces general availability of Oracle Database 12c, the first database designed for the Cloud ...

New Oracle Database 12c innovations engineered with Oracle Storage Systems deliver next level of database-to-storage performance and efficiency ...

Rackspace and CERN openlab collaborate to deliver "Big Bang" with Hybrid Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Megware supercomputer at the University of Bayreuth secures TOP500 place ...

High Performance Computing facility to receive Government funding of 8 million euro ...

RSC supercomputers continue to lead in energy efficiency among Russian HPC systems in Green500 ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Numascale AS to collaborate on improved memory systems for research ...

Bull launches the 2013 Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize, aimed at boosting the development of computer simulation ...

Kees Neggers honoured as an Internet Pioneer in the Internet Hall of Fame ...

World record in silicon integrated nanophotonics - More energy efficiency in the data communication ...

SURFnet and Russian Skoltech embark on joint e-Infrastructure project ...

USFlash

Parallella: an open source hardware project ...

Pleiades supercomputer to be augmented with next-generation SGI ICE-X systems ...

2014 Pennsylvania State Budget includes $500,000 for Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ...

Senator Durbin leads dedication of new Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory ...

Microscopy technique could help computer industry develop 3D components ...

Cyclica Inc. is awarded access to IBM's Blue Gene/Q supercomputer to repurpose FDA approved drugs ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center deploys 20PB Big Data hub using DataDirect Networks High-Performance Storage System ...

More of the world's TOP500 supercomputers trust DataDirect Networks for best analytics and simulation performance, scale and lowest TCO ...

Indiana University to take lead in Defense Department effort securing software-defined networks ...

Graphene-based system could lead to improved information processing ...

NSF and Mozilla announce breakthrough applications on a faster, smarter internet of the future ...

Titan completes acceptance testing ...