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 - 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 - The European Open Science Cloud for Research pilot project (EOSCpilot) is supporting the first phase in the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) as described in the EC Communication on European Cloud Initiatives. SURFsara is partner in this pilot project and can offer local support.
News - The annual SURFsara SUPER D event on science and technology will take place on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Westergasfabriek Amsterdam. Block your agenda if you want to catch up on the latest insights in large-scale computing and data!
News - In the coming months, SURFnet is set to sign contracts with 8 providers that will provide Dutch education and research institutions with affordable and secure IaaS cloud services. Following a major pan-European tender, Dutch institutions can use IaaS services through SURFnet for the next 4 years without needing to issue their own calls for tenders.
News - The SURFsara national High Performance Computing infrastructure has been successfully moved to our new datacenter. All systems are back online and operating at full capacity. During the next 2 weeks we’ll be doing some final tests, but this will not affect users.
News - The number of users of the personal cloud storage service SURFdrive continues to increase. There are currently more than 20.000 users. Robert Al of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is the 20.000th user.
News - The leading networking conference for research and education in Europe (TNC) will be held from 29 May - 2 June 2017 in Linz, Austria. The theme of TNC17 is 'The Art of Creative Networking'. You can submit a proposal for a single presentation or full session until 30 November.
News - The annual SURFsara Super D Event takes place on December 15, 2016 in Amsterdam. Sign up now to catch up on the latest insights in large-scale computing and data, and to get inspired by groundbreaking research from top scientists.
News - Institutions connected to SURFnet can now link their institution's infrastructure directly to the Microsoft cloud with SURFlichtpaden. SURFnet is working under the agreement that the European umbrella organisation GÉANT concluded with Microsoft. GÉANT is the first non-commercial party in the world with direct links via ExpressRoute.
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 - 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 - Royal Philips and SURFsara today announced a new collaboration with the aim to connect the Philips HealthSuite cloud platform to the SURFsara National Research Infrastructure to provide new cloud-based research services.
News - As part of the SURF Web hosting cloud project, institutions and SURF will work together on the joint creation of a secure, high-quality web environment. The institutions have accepted SURF's proposed purchasing process, and in future will purchase web hosting services via an agreement with SURFmarket.
News - With Demand Based Switching, a processor automatically reduces its clock speed during limited utilisation. This conserves electricity, without affecting performance. Diederik de Graaf studied the SURFdrive servers and discovered that energy consumption could be reduced by approximately 20%.