News - SURF, together with the other ANA (Advanced North Atlantic) consortium members – Internet2, ESnet, CANARIE, NORDUnet and GÉANT - signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NEAAR project (Networks for European, American and African Research). One of the focal points of this agreement is to secure benefits in terms of bandwidth.
News - After 6 years, Erik Huizer is announcing his departure as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at SURFnet. As of 1 July 2018, Erik Huizer will be the CEO of GÉANT, the pan-European research and education network, of which SURFnet is a member. We regret his departure, but look forward to working with him in his new role.
News - From now on, you can use SURFfilesender, our service for sending large files, to send multiple files simultaneously. Furthermore, you can send encrypted files of up to 2 GB. The service's look has also been updated.
News - The South African NREN (National Research and Education Network), comprising SANReN and TENET, has been connected to NetherLight, SURF’s open exchange in Amsterdam, via a 20 Gbit/s connection. This new direct link will provide capacity to a number of international scientific projects including the SKA (Square Kilometre Array).
News - The name of SURFconext Strong Authentication is set to change to SURFsecureID. The new name will be introduced over the coming period. This name reflects the modifications made to the service: it can be used separately from SURFconext as required, and the focus is on security.
News - SURF has joined the iRODS Consortium and plans to use iRODS to support Dutch scientists and their research data management needs. The consortium leads efforts to develop, support, and sustain the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) as an open source data management platform.
News - AIMMS has made a license with a large number of free solvers for mathematical problems available to the academic community in the Netherlands. You can now combine the power of AIMMS and compute cluster Lisa for the parallel solving of large mathematical optimization and planning problems with many calculations.
News - The short film ‘Virtual Humans’ has been released on YouTube. The movie shows the possibilities of using high performance computing (HPC) to delve deeper into the processes taking place within the body. It was produced by CompBioMed H2020 Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine, and Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC).
News - SURF is involved in Open Science in many different ways. An example of our involvement is the participation in Knowledge Exchange, an international collaboration of several European institutions like CSC, CNRS , DEFF, DFG and Jisc. This week, Knowledge Exchange has released a report on Open Scholarship.
News - Have you ever wondered how ICT can boost your research? How you can speed up the calculations that block your laptop for days? Discover new possibilities and do more with your data.
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.