News - Early-stage postgraduate and late-stage undergraduate students are invited to apply for the PRACE Summer of HPC 2018 programme, to be held in July & August 2018. Consisting of a training week and two months placement at top HPC centres around Europe, the programme offers participants the opportunity to learn and share more about PRACE and HPC.
News - SURF is researching potential 5G applications for the benefit of education and research institutions. As part of these efforts, we are taking part in the 5Groningen project and setting up a smart campus testbed. Within the 5Groningen project we, along with 9 other partners, have signed a contract for the next phase of achieving the 5G Fieldlab.
News - More and more education and research institutions are using eduroam Visitor Access. Right now, over 50 institutions are on board; the 50th user is Albeda. "Our first pilot project with eduroam Visitor Access went very well. The technology is excellent."
News - Dr. Paolo Cifani from the Multiscale Modeling and Simulation group at the University of Twente has been awarded the Wim Nieuwpoort Award 2017. The winner was announced at the Super D Event on December 12, 2017.
News - Alexander Blass of the University of Twente has won the Visualization Competition 2017 with a visualization of direct numerical simulations of sheared thermal convection. The prize was awarded at the Super D Event on December 12.
News - Health research enables the development of personalized approaches in health care and medicine. SURF supports the mission of Health RI, the Dutch infrastructure for personalized medicine and health research. At the 3rd Health RI conference, SURF presented interconnected access and analytics solutions for shared data and applications.
News - SURF's offices in Utrecht will be closed on Christmas Day and January 1st. SURF's offices in Amsterdam will be closed from 25 December until 1 January 2018. SURF wishes you happy holidays and an inspiring 2018!
News - A computer which can autonomously recognise dangerous situations from security images: self-learning automated systems make this possible. A consortium of which SURFsara is a member has been awarded financing from NWO for a project to make deep learning - where computers learn new things independently - more efficient and transparent.
News - After successfully scaling deep learning training to more than 100,000 CPU cores, SURFsara will continue its collaboration with Intel in 2018. The current goal is now to expand the scope of the developed techniques and adapt them to scientific challenges from the traditional HPC domain.
News - On Monday 27 November 2017, Telindus and SURF signed the SURFnet8 service layer contract. In September, Telindus won the European tender for this. We will begin implementing the SURFnet8 service layer in 2018, following SURF’s new optical layer.
News - Prof. Dr. Anwar Osseyran, member of the Board of SURF and CEO of SURFsara, is the recipient of the HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Award in the category: “Outstanding Leadership in HPC”. Each year these awards recognise the most outstanding individuals, organisations, products and technologies in the industry.
News - We are happy to announce that the programme for the Super D event on December 12 at Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam is now complete!
News - The European Sentinel-5P satellite was successfully launched into orbit today from Plesetsk in Siberia. Tropomi is a Dutch instrument on board the satellite that will survey global air quality and the distribution of greenhouse gases with unprecedented precision.
News - In order to advance scalability of applications, SURFsara has the pleasure to announce that the call for proposals for the annual Wim Nieuwpoort Award, edition 2017, is open. The winner will be announced at the Super D event on December 12, 2017.
News - Frank Takes (31) from the University of Amsterdam has won the Young eScientist Award 2017. The prize aims to stimulate a young scientist demonstrating excellence in eScience: the development or application of digital technology to address scientific challenges.