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 - The SURF Legal Standards Framework was amended in October 2016. A number of legal documents were incorporated into the Framework in an annex. The Framework was also made clearer. Practical guides are now provided on various topics. Due to numerous requests, the document and its annexes are now also available in English.
News - The beta version of the second release of the SURFnet Network Dashboard is being tested by a number of institutions. Users in 'infrastructure manager' roles are assessing the latest functionality: setting up light paths between Multi Service Ports (MSPs). After a test period, this functionality will be available to all institutions with an MSP.
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 - Last week, the SURF innovation project Research Data Zone was launched. The UvA/HvA and SURF are collaborating on a campus network infrastructure that is optimised for sending research data. The aim is to create a blueprint for a research data zone architecture so researchers can more easily collaborate on data-intensive research.
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 - Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (SURFnet and University of Twente) has been awarded the Applied Networking Research Prize by the IRTF (Internet Research Task Force). He investigated the use of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) in combination with DNSSEC.
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 - Following the award of the tender in October, on 16 December ECI and SURFnet signed a contract for the photonic layer of the SURFnet network. The next generation of the SURFnet network, SURFnet8, will feature ECI's extremely high-speed (100 Gbit/s) Apollo platform for optical channels and the latest ROADM technology.
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 new tender for the SURFnet8 service layer was published on Thursday 1 December. SURFnet is looking for a partner that will provide network equipment and software for the SURFnet network service layer. Suppliers can respond to the tender until 31 January 2017.
News - In the summer of 2016, SURFnet collaborated with the professional branch association for large-scale users of ICT and telecommunications (BTG) and Aspider on a successful trial involving the migration of a mobile phone from one operator to another without changing the SIM card. To do so, we used the new embedded SIM, E-SIM.
News - Utrecht University of Applied Sciences is starting the learning analytics experiment in the Statistics course. 200 students studying Technical Business Management will participate. Also, the online study activities of over 50 students in the Curriculum Design and ICT-based education modules of the English teacher programme will be researched.
News - On Thursday, 24 November at 5 PM the first annual Marianne van den Boomen Lecture will be held at Utrecht University. This lecture series is dedicated to the memory of Marianne van den Boomen (1955-2014), a Dutch internet pioneer who wrote on information technologies from as early as 1984. You can register for the event now.
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.