Impact2 stimulates deployment of HPC at companiesIn addition to research scientists, businesses are also using SURFsara's High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure. With the Impact2 project, companies can benefit from SURFsara’s services such as big data and large-scale computational power, enabling them to innovate faster and strengthen their market position.
The Netherlands in the lead
In terms of digital infrastructure, the Netherlands leads the rest of Europe. Investment in its digital infrastructure for scientific research means that the Netherlands now ranks among the world's leaders. The numerous innovations at SURF have advanced world-class research in various sectors and made the Netherlands an attractive country for ICT enterprises in which to base their operations.
Government incentive programme
SURFsara makes its HPC infrastructure available to research scientists. However, a portion of this capacity is also available for companies wishing to promote innovation and boost their competitiveness. The government is encouraging private-sector use through a low-threshold incentive programme: Impact2. The aim of this programme is to develop effective and sustainable solutions for the private sector. Read more about the Netherlands' digital infrastructure in Deloitte's report.
SURFsara offers a number of HPC services, including big data and cloud services. We can provide computational power, data storage, visualisation, advice, training, support and more. The incentive programme focuses on a number of priority sectors: Chemistry, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Energy, Life Sciences & Health, Creative Industries, Water and Agrofood.
HPC enables enterprises to carry out high-quality research. With HPC, companies are able to grasp complex issues and resolve them faster and more efficiently, potentially leading to new market opportunities, innovation, cost savings and shorter times-to-market.
Workshops and training courses
SURFsara also regularly organises workshops and training courses aimed at specific target groups covering topics such as High Performance Computing and the applications of big data.
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- Start and end date
- 04 Nov 2011 - 01 Jul 2016
Offer for companies and government agenciesA portion of the SURFsara infrastructure is available to companies to promote innovation as well as for pre-competitive research. As the Ministry of Economic Affairs subsidises such innovations, companies can make use of the infrastructure at little or no cost. SURFsara charges a market rate for use of the infrastructure.Read more
What is High Performance Computing?High Performance Computing (HPC) is the combined computational power, whereby the whole is more than the sum of a number of individual PCs. The term supercomputer refers to systems that are at least 10,000 to 100,000 times faster than a normal PC.Read more