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.
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.
News - SURFdrive users can now store even more files in their accounts. At the request of many, the storage space of SURF’s cloud storage service is expanded today from 100 to 250 gigabytes. The upgrade is free and available immediately.
News - In order to unlock the value of distributed datasets an infrastructure is required for secure data sharing and high performance computing. TNO, SURFsara and University of Amsterdam invite partners to join this initiative and set up a National Big Data Infrastructure for enabling future digital transformation.
News - Since September, the MBO Utrecht vocational school has been connected to SURFwireless. The first two sites belonging to MBO Utrecht went live on 1 September 2017. The next two sites are already being planned.
News - SURFnet has provisionally awarded the contract for the service layer of SURFnet8: Telindus won the selection. In 2018 we will be starting on the implementation of our new service layer.
News - Do you use the Dutch National e-Infrastructure for your research and do you have an awesome, interesting or fun visualization of your work to show? Then enter your visualizations in the SURFsara Visualization Competition and win a prize of 500 euros.
News - One day your doctor will be able to recreate you in a computer so that a virtual version of you can be used to work out the treatments that work best for you. Among those at the forefront of global efforts to create this virtual human is the CompBioMed consortium led by University College London. SURFsara and UvA are two of its Dutch partners.
News - Register now for the annual SURFsara Super D Event on December 12, 2017, where science and technology meet. Catch up on the latest developments in the field of high performance computing and data. Get inspired by top scientists and share your knowledge with fellow participants.
News - During the night of 22/23 August, engineers from Quanza and SURFnet migrated the first branch in SURFnet's production network. This represents an important step in the implementation of our new optical layer!
News - SURFnet has selected the Badgr open source platform for its proof-of-concept to allow institutions to experiment with creating and awarding open badges. Under this agreement, the participating institutions have access to the latest version of Badgr, while SURFnet will contribute to future development of the platform and the open badge standard.
News - Suppliers who want to connect to SURFconext are now able to choose from two open standards for their technical connection: SAML and OpenID Connect (OIDC). There are more default implementations that use OpenID Connect, making it easier for services to connect to SURFconext. The first supplier is already connected.
News - Roland van Rijswijk-Deij, SURFnet employee and researcher at the University of Twente, and his co-authors, received a Distinguished Paper Award. The paper provides a comprehensive view on the state of DNSSEC deployment. They received the award during the 26th USENIX Security Symposium held in Vancouver.
News - On Thursday 12 October, the Netherlands eScience Center will host the National eScience Symposium 2017 – Science in a Digital World. As a partner of this event, SURFnet is involved in all the sessions on the Internet of Things (IoT).