News - The Lisa Compute Cluster has been successfully moved from Almere to the new SURFsara data center at Amsterdam Science Park. The system is back online for regular use, after one week without service.
News - The EU and the United States have reached a new agreement on the exchange of data (personal data). The so-called Privacy Shield was approved by the European Commission on 12 July and has come into force immediately. The Privacy Shield is the successor to Safe Harbor, which was declared invalid in October 2015.
News - The international consortium of researchers connected to the patient-driven Project MinE has identified two new genes that increase the risk of the fatal neurodegenerative disease ALS. In order to realise large, safe and fast storage as well as analysis of the genetic data, project MinE works together with SURFnet and SURFsara.
News - The new data centre of SURFsara on the Amsterdam Science Park is delivered on schedule on 1 July by the builder and developer Telecity Group. SURFsara will rent 2 floors in the 72-meter-high building for the national high-performance-computing infrastructure.
News - Introducing Softdrive by SURFsara: a new service which makes installing software much easier for users of our Grid infrastructure and other distributed infrastructures. Software installed onto Softdrive becomes available on multiple systems automatically, but can be managed from a single location.
News - Weekend update July 2 2016
News - On Thursday, June 30th on 14.30h SURFsara encountered a problem with the hardware and software of one of its firewalls.
News - Getting started with learning analytics is mostly a case of jumping in at the deep end. Luckily, though, you don't have to reinvent the wheel. SURFnet has started an experiment to enable learning analytics to be applied in practice and will share all of the relevant information resulting from this experiment.
News - During the 21st PRACE Council Meeting on 22 June 2016 in Frankfurt, Prof Dr Ir Anwar Osseyran, director of SURFsara, was elected Chair of the PRACE Council, and Dr Sergi Girona of BSC was elected Vice-Chair.
News - SURFmarket is launching a European tender to ensure that education and research institutions can continue their legitimate use of the virtualisation products VMWare and Citrix and RES user profile management tools. A survey of participating institutions is currently under way.
News - SURFmarket’s 2017 European tender for telephony follows the planning and strategy of the 2017 public tender for telephony. We are assembling two focus groups for procurement and technology, consisting of representatives of educational institutions and SURF.
News - A total of 15 redundant PoPs (points of presence) have been established as a means of making the SURFnet network even more reliable for institutions connected to SURFnet. These additional connections to the national network render institutions in city ring areas available at all times.
News - On Wednesday 15 June at 12 pm, Telindus officially transferred the operational network management of the SURFnet network to Quanza. From now on, Quanza's employees will be the face behind the SURFnet NOC and the SURFnet help desk.
News - SURFnet has appointed Ruben van den Brink as Head of Network as of 1 June 2016. He replaces Bram Peeters. Van den Brink will be responsible for the rollout of SURFwireless and the new SURFnet8 network. The Networks department has more than thirty employees in five teams.
News - A lake of lava lies directly below a small South Korean island. The simulations that led to this discovery were performed on supercomputer Piz Daint at the Swiss National Supercomputing Center and the now decommissioned Huygens at SURFsara.