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  • Infographic use of SURFconext 2018 download

    Knowledge base - SURFconext has grown considerably again in 2018. At 118 million, the total number of logins via the service was 30% higher than in 2017. The number of unique users also rose by 15% in 2018. In addition, 240 new services were connected to SURFconext in 2018. See all the facts in this infographic.

  • Video Virtual Humans download

    Knowledge base - The short film ‘Virtual Humans’ shows the possibilities of using high performance computing (HPC) to delve deeper into the processes taking place within the body. It was produced by CompBioMed H2020 Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine, and Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC).

  • Use case: collaborative environment with personalised look and feel download

    Knowledge base - Research groups within Saxion University of Applied Sciences can store and share large and small data sets using Research Drive. It will also make collaborating with companies and end users much easier. In order to make it easy to find and recognisable, Saxion offers the service with its own look and feel. "And it's really taking off."

  • Cool tools: understanding communication between cells download

    Knowledge base - Chemists Bert Janssen and Dimphna Meijer of Utrecht University research the proteins that make communication between brain cells possible. These minuscule particles are made visible with a cryo-electron microscope. A million images are then combined into a three-dimensional image with the help of the Dutch National Supercomputer.

  • Lessons learned from the edubadges proof of concept download

    Knowledge base - Together with higher educational institutions, SURF is examining the prerequisites necessary to award digital badges (edubadges) to students in Dutch higher education. 9 institutions tested the infrastructure developed by SURF to create and award edubadges. This publication sets out the lessons learned from this PoC.

  • Report Research support in the Netherlands – part 2 & summary download

    Knowledge base - Many institutions are involved in research support. SURF presented a series on how institutions organize their research support and future agenda. This report compiles all chapters previously published in the SURF Knowledge base and contains a summary of all participating institutions.

  • Use case: How to purify industrial wastewater by means of bacteria download

    Knowledge base - How do you go about processing an endless amount of data about the DNA material of micro-organisms? When Marjet Oosterkamp (TU Delft) was researching industrial wastewater treatment she turned for help to the national supercomputer: it takes over when the human brain and standard computers have to throw in the towel.

  • FAIR data advanced use cases download

    Knowledge base - The purpose of this report is to build and share expertise on the implementation of FAIR data policy in the Netherlands (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). 6 use cases describe how people from different scientific domains are implementing FAIR in their policies and practice, or how they plan to do so in the future.

  • Usecase: Boosting ultra-sensitive microscopes download

    Knowledge base - In biology, the behavior of living organic substances (such as cancer cells) is studied under a microscope. But the light from the microscope damages these tissues and organisms, and they can only stay alive for a limited time – a couple of hours up to a few days. Using the HPC Cloud, a new strategy was developed to make microscopes more sensitive.

  • Use case: On top of the news with HPC Cloud download

    Knowledge base - In a time when interference with elections and fake news are regularly making the headlines, a thorough analysis of media content is as welcome as it is relevant. At the University of Amsterdam (UvA), communication scientists are working on methods to gain better and more rapid insight into trends in the news.

  • Report 3DATAPRINT: On the use of 3D printing for scientific visualisation download

    Knowledge base - We studied the use of 3D printing for applications in scientific visualisation. A set of different use cases, from varying scientific domains, is presented.

  • Infographic on the methods and tools for blended learning download

    Knowledge base - Which methods and tools do education institutions use for setting up blended learning? SURF and the SIG Blended Learning have researched this among experts in the field of blended learning. In this infographic, you will find an overview of the most used methods and tools, as well as some tips and quotes.

  • An Automated Scalable Framework for Distributing Radio Astronomy Processing Across Clusters and Clouds download

    Knowledge base - The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope is an international aperture synthesis radio telescope used to study the Universe at low frequencies. One of the goals of the LOFAR telescope is to conduct deep wide-field surveys. Here we will discuss a framework for the processing of the LOFAR Two Meter Sky Survey (LoTSS).

  • Decision aid: realising support structures for IT-driven educational innovation download

    Knowledge base - This publication contains 5 points of consideration and 5 choices to make for institutions that want to support lecturers in achieving educational innovation through IT. These are based on interviews with 5 institutions. This decision aid can help institutions make their own choices in realising support structures for educational innovation.

  • Animated video NetherLight download

    Knowledge base - NetherLight, SURF's open network exchange, is a critical hub for international network traffic between education and research networks. With NetherLight, we, within GNA (the Global Network Architecture), work on optimising international collaboration. Watch the animated video.