News - Quanza is taking over operational network management of the SURFnet network from Telindus. The transition between the two parties will take place on 15 June. As a result, there will be a freeze on the network from 8 to 22 June, making it temporarily impossible to implement any changes. Disruptions and incidents will be handled during this period.
News - SURFnet employees participated in the CodeCircus event for children at the Heumensoord School in Nijmegen (Netherlands) on Friday, 1 April. This school provides education for the children of refugees staying in COA (Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers) temporary emergency housing.
News - The offices of SURF in Utrecht and Amsterdam are closed on the following days:
News - Researchers and other employees at education and research institutions can use Amazon Web Services without having to pay for data transport. Amazon has decided to abolish its data transport fees following discussions with the GÉANT cloud team. SURFnet is part of this team.
News - The beta version of the SURFnet Network Dashboard is now available. It offers institutions insight into the use of the ports and services (SURFinternet and SURFlichtpaden). Later releases will also include self-service features, such as setting up light paths.
News - A poster submitted for the GPU Technology Conference by Valeriu Codreanu, consultant cluster computing at SURFsara, has been selected as one of the five top posters.
News - SURFnet wants to give more people in education and research the chance to become acquainted with the Internet of Things, for example by teaching workshops on the LoRaWAN technology and by supporting institutions that want to experiment with the LoRaWAN infrastructure.
News - SURFnet has completed the tendering procedure for operational network management, selecting Quanza Engineering as its new partner for the period ahead. Complex network management has been transferred to the Network Management Expert Team within SURFnet.
News - July 2015 saw the start of 9 projects as part of the Digital assessment for customised education innovation scheme. Since then, a lot of work has been done on these experiments in the field of digital assessment. We asked the project leaders to update us on the developments in their project. Read their blogs to find out the latest news.
News - The 2016 Dutch Data Prize is awarded to a researcher or research group that has made a special contribution by making research data accessible for new or additional research. The prize is awarded by Research Data Netherlands, a coalition of 3TU.Datacentrum, DANS and SURFsara.
News - SURFsara will expand the capacity of the Cartesius national supercomputer in the second half of 2016. The contract with the supplier, Atos, was signed in December. The models that researchers are working on are becoming increasingly complex and the data sets ever larger, hence they need more computing power.
News - SURF and ORCID have come to an agreement through which ORCID will be made available via SURFconext. Dutch science writers will receive a unique global ID with ORCID, but can simply log in using their institutional accounts. The linking of ORCID and SURFconext also makes this service available to researchers throughout Europe.
News - What are institutions working on in the area of networks? How do new SURFnet services feed into them? And what else would institutions like to see? These were key questions during the well-attended Network Café on 28 January.
News - More and more organisations are opting to give researchers direct access to the national computing systems LISA and Cartesius.
News - The Dutch National Consultation on Digital Government decided on 2 February to put WPA2 Enterprise (the standard used by eduroam for secure access to Wi-Fi networks) on the 'apply or explain' list. This obliges Dutch government bodies and semi-public institutions to support this standard for their WiFi networks.