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Bill St. Arnaud is a R&E Network and Green IT consultant who works with clients on a variety of subjects such as the next generation research and education and Internet networks. He also works with clients to develop practical solutions to reduce GHG emissions such as free broadband and dynamiccharging of eVehicles (See http://green-broadband.blogspot.com/) . For more about me please see http://goo.gl/pOpwBView my complete profile

Thursday, January 26, 2012

NORDUnet's brilliant Internet peering strategy


[NORDUnet, the R&E network connecting the Nordic countries has recently undertaken a brilliant Internet peering strategy that will have global significant ramifications for supporting research and education around the world.

Data Intensive Science in a Carbon Constrained World with Software Defined Networks


[I had the honor of being invited to give the keynote at the recent Internet 2 Joint Techs workshop.  I am very excited to see the new direction of Joint Techs to spend one day focusing on a single topic – as an experimental “Call for Action.”

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Verizon and Rogers skirt rules on network neutrality versus Free's innovative network


[From will they ever learn department,  we are once again seeing attempts by incumbent carriers to skirt rules around network neutrality.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Must read: The year ahead for IT in Higher Ed


[Here is an excellent article by my good friend Lev Gonick on future trends for IT in Higher Ed.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The advantage of commercial clouds versus HPC for scientific research


[The Department of Energy (DoE) recently came out with an excellent report, called the Magellan report, on the advantages and disadvantages of using commercial clouds versus in house High Performance Computers for leading edge scientific research.