City to Launch Network Partnership

Alameda can now provide research and development companies a connection to the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) advanced broadband network, with more than 100GB capacity. The network is used by educational and research institutions throughout California. The company Saildrone partnered with the City of Alameda to launch the CENIC network partnership, which advances education and research statewide by providing a world-class network essential for innovation, collaboration and economic growth.

“Saildrone is thrilled to be the city’s first pilot partner on the CENIC network,” stated Sebastien de Halleux, chief operating officer at Saildrone. “With this connection, we will be able to analyze high volumes of ocean data and share data with the high-performance computing division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.”

The public is invited to a celebration of this new partnership Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Saildrone, 1050 West Tower Ave.

For more information, contact Sarah Henry at 747-4714 or shenry@alamedaca.gov.