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Cambridge students excel at NWERC

Congratulations to the three Cambridge teams who excelled at the Northwestern European Regional Contest 2013 (NWERC).

The NWERC is integrated in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest and draws students from colleges and universities throughout Belgium, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.

The Cambridge teams, which included a number of Computer Laboratory students (Boris Grubic, Vlad Alexandru Gavrilă, Bogdan-Cristian Tataroiu, Eduard Kalinicenko and Oleg Oshmyan) came 2nd, 4th and 5th, which means that Cambridge has qualified for the ACM-ICPC world finals in June 2014.

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DNSSEC for cl.cam.ac.uk

On Monday 18th November 2013 we plan to add a DS RR for cl.cam.ac.uk to the cam.ac.uk zone. This will mean that resolvers using DNSSEC will check our information, and ignore it if the information does not have a valid signature. Apart from making our information more secure, it also has the ability to take cl.cam.ac.uk out of the DNS if something goes wrong. Please report any DNS problems with cl.cam.ac.uk

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Networks and Operating Systems Group calls for applicatins for METRICS studentships

The Computer Laboratory’s Networks and Operating Systems Group calls for applications for the Marie Curie ITN METRICS studentships.

Further details can be found here.

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Marie Curie ITN METRICS Studentships

Andrew Moore offers two studentships on:

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Filer running slowly

The filer is running slowly at the moment. This is because we’re copying
the entire filesystem to the replacement machine. The ultimate goal is
to make everything faster, but in the short term we have to suffer some

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Raspberry Pi wins INDEX 2013 award

Congratulations to Raspberry Pi, which was been awarded an INDEX 2013 Award in the Play and Learning category.

The INDEX awards are the biggest design awards in the world and are widely recognised as the most important.

INDEX: Design to Improve Life® is a Danish NPO with global reach. They inspire, educate and engage in designing sustainable solutions to global challenges.

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Steven Murdoch receives Royal Society-EPSRC fellowship

Dr Steven Murdoch is one of seven Royal Society research fellows to receive further research funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in what is a new collaboration between the Royal Society and the EPSRC.

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Eben Upton receives prestigious Silver Medal

Eben Upton, co-founder of the Rapsberry Pi Foundation, is one of four entrepreneurs to receive a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal.

The Silver Medal recognises an outstanding and demonstrated personal contribution to British engineering.

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RealVNC wins most prestigious national prize for engineering innovation

RealVNC, co-founded by Professor Andy Hopper and Dr Andy Harter, has won the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award, the premier award for UK innovation in engineering.

John Robinson FREng, chair of the MacRobert Award judging panel, said: “RealVNC was selected for the MacRobert award because of the engineering excellence and tenacious entrepreneurship required for them to have opened the door to countless new markets for new product and services. For a relatively small UK company with no external investors to have grown to work with the world’s biggest technology companies is truly inspiring.”

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