Month: March 2019

TENET RCCP II: Phase 6 – RFP for WSU Butterworth and UFS Qwa Qwa Connectivity – closed

The Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET) has published a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Rural Campus Connectivity Project II, Phase 6 connection of sites to SANReN.

See RCCP II Phase 6 RFP for more details on the TENET website.

For any queries relating to the RFP, please contact Helga Van Wyk – RCCP II Project Manager on 076 457 1680 or helga@tenet.ac.za

Note closing date: 26 April 2019

SANReN attends 4th AENEAS all-hands meeting

SANReN, represented by Dr Renier van Heerden, participated in the 4th AENEAS All-hands meeting during 5-7 March 2019, hosted by the University of Manchester.

The objective of the AENEAS project is to develop a concept and design for a distributed, federated European Science Data Centre (ESDC) to support the astronomical community in achieving the scientific goals of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

Further details of the meeting: https://indico.astron.nl/conferenceDisplay.py?ovw=True&confId=198

The AENEAS project is a H2020 project that runs from 1 January 2017 for three years. The objective of the AENEAS project is to develop a concept and design for a distributed, federated European Science Data Centre (ESDC) to support the astronomical community in achieving the scientific goals of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The scientific potential of the SKA radio telescope is unprecedented and represents one of the highest priorities for the international scientific community. By the same token, the large scale, rate, and complexity of data the SKA will generate, present challenges in data management, computing, and networking that are similarly world-leading. SKA Regional Centres (SRC) like the ESDC will be a vital resource to enable the community to take advantage of the scientific potential of the SKA. Within the tiered SKA operational model, the SRCs will provide essential functionality which is not currently provisioned within the directly operated SKA facilities. AENEAS brings together all the European member states currently part of the SKA project as well as potential future EU SKA national partners, the SKA Organisation itself, and a larger group of international partners including the two host countries Australia and South Africa. The AENEAS project is funded by the EC in H2020 under project no. 731016.