News - Are you a researcher with a good example of shared data? Do you know a researcher who is? Don’t forget to nominate yourself, another researcher or a research group before the 1st of July. The prize consists of a sculpture and € 5.000 to make the data (even) more accessible.
News - In the context of the SURF Open Innovation Lab the use of 3D printing for applications in scientific visualization was studied. Through several use cases, from varying scientific domains, the researchers got insight into the practical sides of producing 3D prints from 3D scientific data and the relevance of this technique.
News - SURF's Lisa Compute Cluster has been expanded with a GPU cluster for extremely rapid computations. These graphics processing units are especially suitable for machine learning, and can dramatically speed up scientific research.
News - Andres Steijaert, SURF employee, received the GÉANT Community Award 2018 during TNC18 in Trondheim. GÉANT, the European education and research network, awarded Steijaert the prize for the unstinting commitment he has brought to his work on providing a good and secure cloud service for European education and research. The jury's vote was unanimous.
News - In the context of the SURF Open Innovation Lab, ATOS QLM30, the Atos Quantum Learning Machine, is available at SURFsara for experimental purposes in the field of quantum computing.
News - Are you a student or professional interested in sustainability and ICT? Some parts of the National day of sustainability in higher education (NDDHO18) are in English. You will recognize the English sessions by the English title and summary. NDDHO18 takes place on May 25 at the TU Eindhoven.
News - SURF, together with the other ANA (Advanced North Atlantic) consortium members – Internet2, ESnet, CANARIE, NORDUnet and GÉANT - signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NEAAR project (Networks for European, American and African Research). One of the focal points of this agreement is to secure benefits in terms of bandwidth.
News - After 6 years, Erik Huizer is announcing his departure as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at SURFnet. As of 1 July 2018, Erik Huizer will be the CEO of GÉANT, the pan-European research and education network, of which SURFnet is a member. We regret his departure, but look forward to working with him in his new role.
News - From now on, you can use SURFfilesender, our service for sending large files, to send multiple files simultaneously. Furthermore, you can send encrypted files of up to 2 GB. The service's look has also been updated.
News - The South African NREN (National Research and Education Network), comprising SANReN and TENET, has been connected to NetherLight, SURF’s open exchange in Amsterdam, via a 20 Gbit/s connection. This new direct link will provide capacity to a number of international scientific projects including the SKA (Square Kilometre Array).
News - The name of SURFconext Strong Authentication is set to change to SURFsecureID. The new name will be introduced over the coming period. This name reflects the modifications made to the service: it can be used separately from SURFconext as required, and the focus is on security.
News - SURF has joined the iRODS Consortium and plans to use iRODS to support Dutch scientists and their research data management needs. The consortium leads efforts to develop, support, and sustain the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) as an open source data management platform.
News - AIMMS has made a license with a large number of free solvers for mathematical problems available to the academic community in the Netherlands. You can now combine the power of AIMMS and compute cluster Lisa for the parallel solving of large mathematical optimization and planning problems with many calculations.
News - The short film ‘Virtual Humans’ has been released on YouTube. The movie 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).
News - SURF is involved in Open Science in many different ways. An example of our involvement is the participation in Knowledge Exchange, an international collaboration of several European institutions like CSC, CNRS , DEFF, DFG and Jisc. This week, Knowledge Exchange has released a report on Open Scholarship.