Networking (the computer kind) for Non-Network Engineers

This week’s seminar was presented by Charles Yun and Jeff Weekley, of REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd) which runs the network infrastructure between research institutions such as universities.

Their remit is to make sure that data can be passed between research institutions quickly, and not using the same pipeline as commercial internet — i.e, the pipes channelling youtube videos of kittens.

This was of particular interest to me, as I recently tried to copy 2.5Tb of data from Massey Albany to Auckland Uni. This took far longer than it should have. It was almost going to be more convenient to drive out there with a hard disk and wait for an hour or two for the data to copy, then drive back.

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Here are Charles’ and Jeff’s talks:

REANNZ colloq talk-but i am not a network engineer (Charles’ talk)

REANNZ.Weekley.HighSpeedFileTransfer (Jeff’s talk)

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