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.
News - SURFnet will be modifying the SURFconext cloud integration platform to allow for strong authentication effective August 2015. From now on, institutions making use of SURFconext will be able to mandate two-factor authentication for all services involving sensitive data.
News - PhD Day 2015 will be held on Friday 11 September 2015. This is the place to be to interact with experts from inside and outside of academia, to expand the opportunities of a PhD degree.
News - Since the Call for Proposals was launched in April 2015, the EYR-Global Organizing Committee, composed of twelve National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) from around the world, has received many exciting proposals for research projects that could benefit significantly from advanced networking support.
News - SURFnet is inviting suppliers to respond to the Request for Information (RFI) published today with regard to the further development of the national teaching and research network. With this RFI, SURFnet is exploring the opportunities to upgrade its existing network infrastructure.
News - SURFsara has purchased Adaptive Computing's Moab HPC Suite. Moab software helps optimise dynamic job scheduling on computer systems.
News - Six Dutch higher education and research institutions are working together with SURF to develop a generic web-hosting service. The requirements and preferences have already been determined and approved. The SURF cloud project Web services will be continued under the new name Web hosting.