News - SURF and the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have successfully established a federated data analysis pipeline infrastructure connecting the high performance computing (HPC) cluster of LUMC and SURFsara’s HPC Cloud service. Researchers are using this connection for extra computing capacity.
News - The number of users of the personal cloud storage service SURFdrive continues to increase. There are currently more than 20.000 users. Robert Al of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is the 20.000th user.
News - The Netherlands eScience Center has awarded the Young eScientist Award 2016 to Maureen van Eijnatten (25) from VU University Medical Center. The prize aims to stimulate a young scientist demonstrating excellence in eScience: the development or application of digital technology to address scientific challenges.
News - Do you use the Dutch National e-Infrastructure for your research and do you have an awesome/interesting/fun visualization of your work to show? Then enter your visualizations in the SURFsara Visualization Challenge!
News - The leading networking conference for research and education in Europe (TNC) will be held from 29 May - 2 June 2017 in Linz, Austria. The theme of TNC17 is 'The Art of Creative Networking'. You can submit a proposal for a single presentation or full session until 30 November.
News - In September 2016, the project leaders of the innovation scheme 'Digital Assessment for Customised Education' completed their experiments. What lessons have they learned and what are the results of their projects? And also: what now? You can read the answers to these questions on the project leaders' blogs.
News - eduTEAMs, the group management service for international collaboration that was launched by SURFnet in 2014, is being transferred to GÉANT, the European collaboration organisation for research networks. This makes eduTEAMs more available to international users. GÉANT is still looking for institutions who want to test eduTEAMs.
News - The European Fortissimo 2 project has launched its second call for proposals. Fortissimo 2 is a collaborative project that enables European SMEs to be more competitive globally through the use of simulation services running on high-performance computing cloud infrastructure. SURFsara is a partner and service provider in the Fortissimo projects.
News - The annual SURFsara Super D Event takes place on December 15, 2016 in Amsterdam. Sign up now to catch up on the latest insights in large-scale computing and data, and to get inspired by groundbreaking research from top scientists.
News - For the next two years, the Groningen-based company Bossers & Cnossen will be delivering the computing and storage equipment used by Nikhef, SURFnet and SURFsara, including the necessary licences, (administrator) software, and related maintenance and services.
News - On 28 September, SURFnet and Eurofiber signed a 15-year contract for the supply of managed dark fibre connections. These connections make up a large part of SURFnet's optical fibre network. This basis enables us to continue to provide innovative ICT solutions to meet the demands of education and research.
News - The National Knowledge Network (NKN) in India is now connected to NetherLight, SURFnet's open lightpath exchange. Dutch teaching and research institutions can now exchange data at high speed with more than 1,600 universities and research institutions in India.
News - To ensure that educational and research institutions can continue their legitimate use of virtualisation products and user profile management tools, SURFmarket began a European tender procedure, which has since been published.
News - Institutions connected to SURFnet can now link their institution's infrastructure directly to the Microsoft cloud with SURFlichtpaden. SURFnet is working under the agreement that the European umbrella organisation GÉANT concluded with Microsoft. GÉANT is the first non-commercial party in the world with direct links via ExpressRoute.
News - In June, 2 Requests For Proposals (RFP) for SURFnet8 were issued: one for the photonic layer and one for the service layer. A new tendering procedure for the service layer will be launched because the number of qualified parties was insufficient for the competitive dialogue. This will not affect the procedure for the photonic layer.