News - For the first time, NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, brought together researchers and SURF and other providers of ICT services for research. This took place on 30 March, at a workshop on ICT Infrastructures for Roadmap projects, at SURFsara in Amsterdam.
News - SURF is challenging suppliers to show educational institutions how their products contribute to the approach of a modular digital learning environment. Suppliers can pilot in the SURF demo environment. This environment enables standards and the exchange of data between applications to be tested. Submit a pilot proposal by 1 May.
News - The relocation of our PoP to Interxion's data centre in Paris will open up new opportunities for international collaboration. This new location will allow us to use the third ANA-300G link and to supply GÉANT with alien waves.
News - “PRACE 2 is a natural next step in the successful pan-European collaboration in HPC. Our ultimate goal is to provide a world-class federated and sustainable HPC and data infrastructure to all researchers in Europe," said prof dr Anwar Osseyran, Chair of the PRACE Council. SURFsara collaborates with other national computing centres in PRACE.
News - Intel and SURFsara will work together to harness the power of Intel’s new CPU architectures for deep learning. This will enable SURFsara to support researchers to train and develop more accurate and powerful models with neural networks that are more complex and on data sets that are larger than the ones typically trained today.
News - The qualification phase for the new tender for the SURFnet8 service layer ran until 31 January 2017. Having evaluated the bids, we selected six qualified partners with whom we will discuss the most suitable solution for our service layer.
News - The European Commission has granted a proposal for the European project HPC-Europa3 (an extension of HPC-Europa and HPC-Europa2). This programme provides transnational access for researchers to advanced high-performance computing (HPC) systems available in Europe.
News - Huawei and SURFsara announce their strategic partnership for stimulating ICT-technology innovations in the fields of Smart Healthcare and Smart Energy that will benefit society and a sustainable economy. Today, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for this collaboration has been signed.
News - The SURF Legal Standards Framework was amended in October 2016. A number of legal documents were incorporated into the Framework in an annex. The Framework was also made clearer. Practical guides are now provided on various topics. Due to numerous requests, the document and its annexes are now also available in English.
News - The beta version of the second release of the SURFnet Network Dashboard is being tested by a number of institutions. Users in 'infrastructure manager' roles are assessing the latest functionality: setting up light paths between Multi Service Ports (MSPs). After a test period, this functionality will be available to all institutions with an MSP.
News - Patients with the same illness often receive the same treatment, even if the cause of the illness is different for each person. Six Dutch university medical centers are combining forces to chart the different disease processes for a range of common conditions.
News - Last week, the SURF innovation project Research Data Zone was launched. The UvA/HvA and SURF are collaborating on a campus network infrastructure that is optimised for sending research data. The aim is to create a blueprint for a research data zone architecture so researchers can more easily collaborate on data-intensive research.
News - The winner of the SURFsara Visualization Challenge 2016 has been announced at the Super D Event on December 15th, 2016. The winning entry, 'Thermohaline Staircase', is from Yantao Yang, Detlef Lohse and Roberto Verzicco from the Physics of Fluids group at the Unversity of Twente.
News - Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (SURFnet and University of Twente) has been awarded the Applied Networking Research Prize by the IRTF (Internet Research Task Force). He investigated the use of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) in combination with DNSSEC.
News - Every year, the experimental SCinet network is built for the SC-conference (Super Computing). SCinet is with 3Tbps the fastest network in the world. SURF contributed to build SCinet and used the network for a demo of network function virtualization.