OPNT in The Netherlands has opened a vacancy for a job that is very much White Rabbit related:
R&D Manager with profile: Time&Frequency, Network synchronization, PTP White Rabbit
The White Rabbit team at CERN organised a short course about fibre-optic cleaning and inspection.
A special fibre inspection microscope that automatically analyses the image to decide if a cable or SFP passes or fails the norms was demonstrated.
The images of some of the often-used cables and SFP modules that we picked from the development lab, showed clearly traces of grease and dust.
The course showed undoubtedly that fibres should always be inspected and that in almost all cases they should be cleaned before plugging in.
One should not forget to inspect and clean the SFP side either!
Thanks to Amin Shoaie from CERN's EN-EL group for making this course available.
Note that this course and the practical exercises will be repeated at CERN in the last week of April. Please contact us if you are interested.
We intend to make this more of a "WR tutorial." and we think there will be something to learn and discuss for everybody: newcomers, casual users and even experts.
Online registration will open on April 17. Registration for the workshop is independent of registration to the conference. If you register, it will be a great pleasure to see you there. Also, please send me comments on the program if you have any. We still have a bit of freedom to change it if need be.
And of course, please forward this to any other people you think could be interested!
Furthermore another, more general HDL developer job is opened:
The visit of a CERN delegation to the Universidad de Granada and to the company Seven Solutions on 24 June was presented on the news of the Andalucía regional TV station CSN1.
The most notable star in the video was the white rabbit that was silently listening to the discussion while sitting on a White Rabbit Switch.
The Ninth White Rabbit Workshop will be held in Amsterdam from 14 to 16 March 2016 and is organized by NIKHEF.
If you're interested in meeting the developers and users, please find everything about it on the Ninth White Rabbit Workshop page.
Note that the no fees are charged.
The yearly White Rabbit Newsletter is out.
In preparation for the civil engineering work on the HL-LHC at CERN, vibration measurements were carried out at the LHC’s Point 1 last month. These measurements help evaluate how civil engineering work could impact the beam, and will provide crucial details about the site’s geological make-up before construction begins.
Geophone sensors to measure vibrations in the ground were placed around the vibration sources at the surface, linked to the underground geophones using the LHC “White Rabbit” synchronisation network. This allowed the team to look at the effects of the vibrations at the same time.
Read more in the CERN Bulletin article Pickin’ up good vibrations.
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