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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

Saturday, March 31, 2012

European study (Terena) on the Future Role of R&E Networks and financial sustainability - ASPIRE.

[I am pleased to see Europe, under the auspices of Terena is undertaking an in depth study of the future role of research and education networks.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Critical role for R&E networks+commercial clouds in US government Big Data initiative

[It is great to see US and European governments undertake initiatives to promote the development of research into Big Data utilizing commercial clouds.

Why R&E networks should be aware of the CDN Interconnect initiative (CDNI)

At the recent IETF meeting there has been considerable discussion about interconnection of Content Delivery Networks.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Europe to deploy commercial clouds to support big science

[It is great to see Europe take an important leadership role and recognize the important role that commercial cloud providers can play in providing solutions for big science through their recent Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud announcement.