Organization: CANARIE Inc

CANARIE scores high with chief information officers

A survey of university and college chief information officers (CIOs) by CANARIE Inc shows strong support for the advanced research and innovation network. The survey — presented at the CANHEIT Conference of CIOs at McMaster Univ – found that 92% of respondents expect their need for CANARIE to grow over the next two-to-five years. The…

CANARIE upgrades network, funds new projects.

CANARIE Inc has announced a critical upgrade of its national research network that will dramatically increase network capacity 10-fold. The upgrade was achieved with the installation of ethernet routers from Juniper Network Inc, Sunnyvale CA, allowing researchers to exchange and analyze large data volumes more quickly. The upgrade was unveiled at CANARIE’s Summit 09 conference…

CANARIE launches Green IT pilot program

CANARIE Inc has launched a call for proposals for its $3-million Green IT Pilot Program to assist in the development of hardware, software and networking technologies that use reduced energy and leave a smaller carbon footprint. Potential projects fall into two categories: technical feasibility of computers and other cyber infrastructure of re-locating to zero-carbon data…

CANARIE issues call for $2-million competition

CANARIE Inc has issued a $2-million competition through its Infrastructure Extension Program (IEP) to enhance high-speed networking capabilities in Canadian education institutions, government labs, the private sector, cultural institutions and big science facilities. The IEP funds are intended to boost bandwidth, make connections to other institutions, and facilitate access to major scientific equipment and facilities…

CMC Microsystems opens second collaboratory centre

CMC Microsystems has officially opened the second of four specialized laboratories that comprise the $23-million National Microelectronics and Photonics Testing Collaboratory. Located in Winnipeg at the Univ of Manitoba, the $1.9-million Advanced RF Systems Laboratory will be accessible to researchers across Canada and beyond over CA*net 4, the high-speed research network owned and operated by…

MaRS Centre and Bill Hutchison receive awards

Toronto’s MaRS Centre and broadband networking pioneer William Hutchison have been chosen for awards this year by the New York City-based Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). The MaRS Centre was selected as the Intelligent Building of the Year for its role in supporting the growth of R&D in Toronto and Ontario. It was cited for its…

CLS link to CA*net 4 allows remote research

Researchers will be able to access the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron remotely from their desktops through a new link to CA*net 4, CANARIE Inc‘s broadband research network. The technology was developed by the Alberta Synchrotron Institute, facilitated by the use of lightpaths provided by CANARIE, Netera Alliance, SRNet and BigBangwidth. The new link will…

CANARIE holds new media competition

CANARIE Inc has issued a call for proposals for new media projects that focus on areas such as grid computing and demonstrate a high degree of collaboration. The competition is funded by $1 million from the Department of Canadian Heritage and is an extension of Heritage’s Applied Research in Interactive Media (ARIM) program which is…

CEFRIO report examines e-business and SMEs

A new report on electronic business models (EBMs) by the Centre francophone d’informatisation des organisations (CEFRIO) has identified four different models in a bid to better understand their implementation by small businesses. Entitled New E-business Models and SME Development, the report examined six industry sectors – agri-food, plastic processing, construction, publishing, printing and tourism –…

CANARIE seeking proposals for TransLight project

CANARIE Inc is seeking proposals to provide an additional 10 Gbps for CA*net 4 in support of its participation in the international TransLight project. The transcontinental 10 Gbps lambda will be added to the CA*net 4 all-optical network providing six interconnections. TransLight is an initiative between CANARIE, StarLight in Chicago and SURFNet in the Netherlands…