New South African Research Network Announced

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The South African Department of Science and Technology has announced that it is commencing the nation-wide implementation phase of the South African National Research Network (SANReN). This, combined with the recently established Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), will be implemented and managed by the Meraka Institute.

These two major information and communications technology initiatives play a key role in putting South Africa on the brink of an exciting chapter in research infrastructures that enable relevant, cutting-edge science for the enhancement of our global competitiveness and quality of life,” explains Johan Eksteen, Technology Research Programme Manager at the Meraka Institute.

The first phase of the of the network will begin in Johannesburg is scheduled to be completed by March 31, 2008.

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