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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

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Amazon's Simple Workflow and Software Defined Networks could transform cyber-infrastructure

[It is very exciting to see Amazon’s new simple Workflow service. Workflow, when combined with software defined networks, could transform the future of cyber-infrastructure or eInfrastructure.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Are cloud applications blocking genuine HPC users from getting necessary resources?

[Over the past few weeks I have had several discussions with administrators from large HPC facilities in USA and Canada, who are part of the XSEDE and Compute Canada consortia respectively.

Monday, February 6, 2012

More companies deploying follow the wind/follow the sun technology

[It is exciting to see more companies embrace the concepts of software defined networks, network virtualization and follow the wind/follow the sun networks pioneered by CANARIE through its UCLP (Argia) and Greenstar network initiatives.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

JANET's innovative M2M 3G wireless service with Eduroam global roaming

[Many people may have read the excellent OECD report on machine to machine (M2M) communications which is expected to be the next big thing in terms of the Internet of Things.