News - During The Education Days 2016 (Dé Onderwijsdagen 2016), SURF announced the winners of the first SURF Education Awards. In the teacher category, Farshida Zafar was the biggest change maker, Jan Haarhuis in the ICT and educational professionals category, and Anka Mulder in the board member category.
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 - A tender for the optical layer of SURFnet8 has been awarded: ECI Telecom was selected as the best candidate. In 2017, ECI Telecom and SURFnet will start migrating the present optical network, after which the institutions will be able to count on 100 Gbit/s connectivity and automatic recovery of optical channels.
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 - SURFnet and BTG, the professional branch association for large-scale users of ICT and telecommunications, are conducting a study together into a provider-independent Enterprise SIM (E-SIM).
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 - 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 - The Netherlands eScience Center has awarded the Young eScientist Award 2016 to Maureen van Eijnatten (25) from VU University Medical Center. The prize aims to stimulate a young scientist demonstrating excellence in eScience: the development or application of digital technology to address scientific challenges.
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 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 - In September 2016, the project leaders of the innovation scheme 'Digital Assessment for Customised Education' completed their experiments. What lessons have they learned and what are the results of their projects? And also: what now? You can read the answers to these questions on the project leaders' blogs.
News - eduTEAMs, the group management service for international collaboration that was launched by SURFnet in 2014, is being transferred to GÉANT, the European collaboration organisation for research networks. This makes eduTEAMs more available to international users. GÉANT is still looking for institutions who want to test eduTEAMs.
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.
News - For the next two years, the Groningen-based company Bossers & Cnossen will be delivering the computing and storage equipment used by Nikhef, SURFnet and SURFsara, including the necessary licences, (administrator) software, and related maintenance and services.