DNS-OARC is pleased to announce we have received a substantial one-off equipment donation from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

This is allowing OARC members to perform analysis on OARC's Day in the Life of the Internet (DITL) data-set, to gain a deeper understanding of the results of ICANN's " High-Risk Strings Collisions" study.

Thanks to this support, OARC has been quickly able to take delivery of the significant equipment donation of 4 x Dell r820 servers. These are very high spec machines, with 64-core processors and at least 48Gb of RAM. They substantially upgrade OARC's analysis capability, and will be of immense value not just for ongoing Collisions studies, but for general-purpose needs of OARC members and researchers for some years into the future.

OARC wishes to gratefully acknowledge ICANN's generosity for this equipment donation, and we look forward to continuing to work with our members, partners and the research community to continue meeting the need for neutral and independent gathering, analysis and research of data from the operational DNS.