TNC2012 in Reykjavik - Monday 21/5-2012
|Pictures from the other days|
A beautiful day starts with bright sunshine and a coffee in the courtyard of the conference center
Inside, we have the new TERENA president, Mr. Pierre Bruyère from Belnet (the smiling person)
Morning coffee for John Dyer and associates
John has a busy morning. Here, he is, manning the TERENA booth.
The staff in the booth of Huawei, whose etnicity reflects the brand
An Italian moment
People gathering for the...
...Ciena 100G demo
In the main conference room, one of the organizers,
Jon Ingi Einarsson from RHnet, doing technical preparations.
The opening session is presented by the TERENA president,
Pierre Bruyère, who gives the floor to...
and the rector of the University of Iceland, Jon Atli Benediktsson, for a second welcome address
The main keynote speech is done by one of the people behind the EVE game, Hilmar Veigar Petursson
who mentions Icelandic economy as an experimental kitchen.
A really illustrative and funny figure, which I have not been
able to find online.
This was really a high point in the conference. A fantastic story about
something which is both a technological and social project that could
never have been realized before the internet.
An online universe, where all the action is created by the users themselves.
And the EVE came will soon be supplemented with a first-person-shooter game dimension
Coffee break with a lot of interaction
At the Nordunet booth, there is not so much interaction. I pity my colleague Gitte Kudsk, who takes her turn.
The registration ladies on duty
A clear message from Windows
After the opening plenary, I went to the session on Bandwidth on Demand (BoD),
chaired by Guy Roberts from Dante
Radowan Krzywania from PSNC presents about NSI - the
new middleware in Bandwidth on Demand.
with a demo that requires some assistance
with quite a large auduence for this nerdy type of subject
Next item is Paul Boven, who is always nice to hear
Peter Kaufmann from DFN in the audience
Jeroen van der Ham from University of Amsterdam presenting...
...how a BoD system handles topology
He uses NSI as an example, but has not clear answer as to what metric
NSI will use when determining shortest path...
...it is actually a difficult question.
Paul Boven and Per Nihlén from Nordunet
More interaction after the session: Diego Lopez from Telefonica in the middle.
A Danish colleague on the conference: Josva Kleist, Nordunet.
The Greek corner. They are here as saviours of their country because they
represent new internet technology and the new economy.
Niels Hersoug from Dante who is busy as always
Before the opening reception, we, the people from DeIC, are going to visit
the supercomputer we have a part-ownership of, together with Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
It is placed at the Thor Data Center in Hafnarfjordur
The computer is placed in Iceland because of the supply of very cheap and completely green energy
The group finds this very interesting
We love computers
More information on this computer can be found in nhpc.hi.is.
And we love all the other necessary infrastructure
The only non-green element in the datacenter: The diesel generator
The circuit breaker room...
...outside of which another piece of necessary infrastructure can be found
This is not a physics experiment, but the humidifier.
We loove computers
More necessary infrastructure
There is still spare room for servers at the Thor Data Centre.
Another piece of IT infrastructure: Barbed wire
When our bus arrives at the viking village...
...we are attacked by vikings...
...in order to create an authentic atmosphere in the viking village, where the opening reception is held.
The whole thing takes place on a converted parking lot
More food and drinks are available inside the Viking House.
Nice colleagues from AARnet: Guido Aben and Mary Fleming. I wonder how many days it takes to get here from Australia. When you do such a trip, you really have to be dedicated.
Baiba Kaskina from SigmaNet in Latvia, Kevin Meynell from TERENA and Jean-Luc Dorel from the EC.
The buses drop paople off at the Saga Hotel
Long time after being dropped off, a few refuse to go home and stay in a group and talk. This is in many ways what a conference like this is also about.
The sunset is not as spectacular as yesterday, but it is still visible.
Martin Bech, DeIC/UNI-C, firstname.lastname@example.org