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Bill St. Arnaud is a consultant and research engineer who works with clients around the world on a variety of subjects such as next generation Internet networks and developing practical solutions to reduce CO2 emissions such as free broadband and dynamic charging of eVehicles. He is an author of many papers and articles on these topics and is a frequent guest speaker. For more details on my research interests see

Monday, October 31, 2011

A wider role for National Research and Education Networks?

[Here is a great blog on a topic dear to my heart that I have been blogging about for some time. National R&E networks I believe can play an important role through disruptive innovation in a number of ways:

Friday, October 21, 2011

SURFnet and KPN to collaborate on next generation mobile networks, Internet and IPv6

[Kudos to SURFnet on an exciting new initiative between SURFnet and KPN (Dutch incumbent telephone company).

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The role and purpose of R&E networks

[Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, recently received the GEANT Expert group report with its views on the future of the pan-European research and education networking.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How university IT departments can make money selling spare compute cycles through SpotCloud

[A very innovative  Canadian startup called Enomaly is offering a service called SpotCloud that allows IT departments to sell spare compute cycles into the global cloud market.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Commercial cloud services for universities and HPC gain momentum - Internet 2 announcement

[Today’s Internet 2 announcement of brokering commercial cloud services from HP, Box and SHI is the start of a major trend that will transform computing at universities and eventually businesses.