News - From 10 to 12 May 2016, PRACE will organise the third edition of its Scientific and Industrial Conference – PRACEdays16 – under the motto HPC for Innovation in Prague, Czech Republic. PRACE would like to receive contributions for presentations of excellent scientific merit from scientists and researchers from academia and industry worldwide.
News - The pioneer phase of open education is over: armed with the lessons of copious research, experience and the available best practices, we can now start widespread rollout. These were the conclusions presented by SURFnet and the Open Education special interest group in their Open and Online Education Trend Report 2015 at Dé Onderwijsdagen.
News - This year, the world's biggest supercomputing event – SuperComputing 2015 (SC15) – is taking place between 15 and 20 November in Austin, Texas. SURF is attending this international conference to increase the visibility of Dutch innovative developments outside the Netherlands too.
News - From now on cloud platform Microsoft Azure is available via a direct, secure and fast connection: SURFlichtpaden. This is being facilitated by collaboration between Microsoft, TelecityGroup and SURF.
News - On 4 November, the conference 'Empowering Personalized Medicine & Health Research: Connecting Researchers, Patients and Enabling Technologies' will be held in theater De Flint in Amersfoort. SURFsara is linked as endorser to this conference, and will be present in the lobby with an information stand.
News - The Court of Justice of the European Union recently struck down the Safe Harbor agreement. As a result, US-based companies can no longer guarantee that data will be adequately protected under Safe Harbor. This development is set to affect both the SURF organisation and its individual members.
News - The number of users of the SURFdrive personal cloud storage service are rising dramatically as more and more institutions choose the service. Esther Hammelburg at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences is the 10,000th SURFdrive user. The start of the academic year has also seen a significant rise in use.
News - The data of more than 1,000 DNA profiles has been sent through the direct data connection from sequence provider Illumina in San Diego (USA) to the SURFsara Grid in the Netherlands.
News - Effective 1 October, the formats of various SURFconext components have been changed. This includes the users' daily log-in screen. Of course your users continue to enjoy secure access to the services that you have made available to them.
News - In the course of 2016, SURFnet will be assuming responsibility for a part of the network management it currently outsources, specifically the more complex part of its network management. Access to SURFnet for institutions will not be affected.
News - The UMCs are going to collaborate with SURF in the field of ICT architecture. The UMCs have been collaborating in the ICT field for some time already and have specified a shared reference architecture. SURF has been asked to help the UMCs and take control of the services mentioned in the reference architecture.
News - At the start of the academic year, we saw an enormous increase in the use of SURFconext. Last week, we had a record number of logins: over 1.5 million by 289,000 unique users. An infographic shows how the SURFconext infrastructure provides stability, even with an increase in the number of users and logins.
News - SURFnet has completed two overarching programs, finance by the Government: Gigaport3 and SURFworks. Both programs are completed and as excellent assessed by an the Strategic Advisory Committee.
News - Now that SURFconext is connected to the eduGAIN framework – part of the GÉANT European research infrastructure – it can offer institutions secure international access to services and data. This means the Dutch EDUgroepen service is now also available to institutions in other countries through eduGAIN for guest access.
News - Researchers from the University of Amsterdam and High Performance Computing experts from SURFsara organise a course on ‘High Performance Computing and Big Data’ in January 2016. In this modular course, individuals with limited programming knowledge will get an introduction to various HPC facilities.