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.
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.