SCinet 2016 Volunteer Reports

In November 2016 two members of the KINBER community were invited to participate as volunteers at SC2016 to help build SCinet, the most powerful and advanced network in the world. Read their reports of their incredible experiences on the SCinet volunteer team below. Report from Jonathan Miller, Network Analyst, Franklin & Marshall College Every year, about 200 networking professionals, students, and vendor volunteers from around the world get together to build the world’s fastest … [Read more...]

ESnet And KINBER Establish New Peering Connection To Provide Enhanced Network Capabilities To PA Universities

ESnet And KINBER Establish New Peering Connection To Provide Enhanced Network Capabilities To PA Universities HARRISBURG, PA (November 18) - The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), a non-profit membership organization devoted to fostering collaboration through technology, and ESnet, the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, announced today the establishment of a new peering connection between KINBER’s PennREN network and the ESnet national network … [Read more...]

National Science Foundation & Department of Energy’s ESnet Launch Innovative Program for Women Engineers

Salt Lake City, UT – (October 26, 2016) – The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) together with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Science Network (ESnet) today announce the official launch of a Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program. Funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and directly from ESnet, the program funds eight early to mid-career women in the … [Read more...]

National Science Foundation (NSF) Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) PI and Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) PI Workshop Assembled Experts In Philadelphia

National Science Foundation (NSF) Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) PI and Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) PI Workshop Assembled Experts In Philadelphia HARRISBURG, PA (October 26) – The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), in collaboration with The Quilt, a national consortium of research and education networks across the US, hosted the NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) Principal Investigators (PI) and Cybersecurity Innovation for … [Read more...]

KINBER Announces New Officers, Directors and KINBERCON 2017 Dates

HARRISBURG, PA (October 14) – At its annual board meeting, the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) announced its board officers, new board directors and plans for KINBERCON 2017, the organization’s annual conference. “Through the leadership of strong officers and directors, KINBER is poised to continue its record growth and collaborative role as a trusted technology resource and partner in Pennsylvania,” said Wendy Huntoon, KINBER president and CEO. KINBER … [Read more...]

KINBER’S Diversity Efforts Expand IT Opportunities in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA (Oct. 7) -- In the midst of record growth in connections, services and support to organizations across the commonwealth, KINBER has promoted and created several initiatives to increase diversity in the commonwealth’s information technology networking and infrastructure workforce. “Increasing workforce diversity in advanced network and IT in general offers different perspectives and approaches to challenges, which provides sound solutions that ultimately strengthen our … [Read more...]

Seven Women in IT Chosen to Get Hands-on Experience Building, Managing World’s Fastest Computer Network – SCinet

Seven women who work in IT departments at research institutions around the country have been chosen to help build and operate SCinet, the world’s fastest, high-capacity computer network, under the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program taking place at SC16, the premier international conference showcasing the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis and lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. Seven women who work in IT … [Read more...]

KINBER Formalizes Partnership With TierPoint To Provide Technology Infrastructure Services

KINBER Formalizes Partnership With TierPoint To Provide Technology Infrastructure Services HARRISBURG, PA (August 24) - The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), a non-profit membership organization devoted to fostering collaboration through technology, announced a new strategic partnership today with TierPoint, a premier provider of cloud, colocation, disaster recovery, and managed services. The partnership is aimed at delivering enterprise-class technology … [Read more...]

KINBER Continues Record Growth In FY 2016; Increases Connections To Statewide PennREN Network By 24 Percent Over Prior Year

KINBER Continues Record Growth In FY 2016; Increases Connections To Statewide PennREN Network By 24 Percent Over Prior Year Effort Strengthens Education in the Commonwealth HARRISBURG, PA (August 11) – The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) experienced a 24 percent increase in connected organizations during the past fiscal year, with 83 organizations connected to KINBER’s statewide high-performance Pennsylvania Research and Education Network, also known as … [Read more...]

WVNET in West Virginia and KINBER’s PennREN Network in Pennsylvania Establish New Cross-Connection Between Networks

WVNET in West Virginia and KINBER’s PennREN Network in Pennsylvania Establish New Cross-Connection Between Networks HARRISBURG (June 22) - The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) and West Virginia Network (WVNET) recently turned up a new fiber-optic peering connection between the two networks in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. KINBER, Pennsylvania’s statewide research, education and community network and trusted technology partner, provides advanced … [Read more...]