News - For the first time, NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, brought together researchers and SURF and other providers of ICT services for research. This took place on 30 March, at a workshop on ICT Infrastructures for Roadmap projects, at SURFsara in Amsterdam.
News - “PRACE 2 is a natural next step in the successful pan-European collaboration in HPC. Our ultimate goal is to provide a world-class federated and sustainable HPC and data infrastructure to all researchers in Europe," said prof dr Anwar Osseyran, Chair of the PRACE Council. SURFsara collaborates with other national computing centres in PRACE.
News - Intel and SURFsara will work together to harness the power of Intel’s new CPU architectures for deep learning. This will enable SURFsara to support researchers to train and develop more accurate and powerful models with neural networks that are more complex and on data sets that are larger than the ones typically trained today.
News - The European Commission has granted a proposal for the European project HPC-Europa3 (an extension of HPC-Europa and HPC-Europa2). This programme provides transnational access for researchers to advanced high-performance computing (HPC) systems available in Europe.
News - Huawei and SURFsara announce their strategic partnership for stimulating ICT-technology innovations in the fields of Smart Healthcare and Smart Energy that will benefit society and a sustainable economy. Today, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for this collaboration has been signed.
News - Patients with the same illness often receive the same treatment, even if the cause of the illness is different for each person. Six Dutch university medical centers are combining forces to chart the different disease processes for a range of common conditions.
News - The winner of the SURFsara Visualization Challenge 2016 has been announced at the Super D Event on December 15th, 2016. The winning entry, 'Thermohaline Staircase', is from Yantao Yang, Detlef Lohse and Roberto Verzicco from the Physics of Fluids group at the Unversity of Twente.
News - Every year, the experimental SCinet network is built for the SC-conference (Super Computing). SCinet is with 3Tbps the fastest network in the world. SURF contributed to build SCinet and used the network for a demo of network function virtualization.
News - On 2 December, SURFsara obtained ISO 27001 certification for information security. Purchasers of our services need to be confident that the research data and other confidential information stored and processed by SURFsara is in safe hands.
News - The opening of the new SURFsara datacentre has meant that scientific research in the Netherlands can continue to compete with other global leaders. This is thanks to the growth options for procession power and data storage capacity.
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 - SURF and the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have successfully established a federated data analysis pipeline infrastructure connecting the high performance computing (HPC) cluster of LUMC and SURFsara’s HPC Cloud service. Researchers are using this connection for extra computing capacity.
News - Do you use the Dutch National e-Infrastructure for your research and do you have an awesome/interesting/fun visualization of your work to show? Then enter your visualizations in the SURFsara Visualization Challenge!
News - The European Fortissimo 2 project has launched its second call for proposals. Fortissimo 2 is a collaborative project that enables European SMEs to be more competitive globally through the use of simulation services running on high-performance computing cloud infrastructure. SURFsara is a partner and service provider in the Fortissimo projects.
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.