News

 

  • National HPC infrastructure move complete

    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.

  • SURFnet and BTG enter into a strategic partnership

    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).

  • More than 20.000 SURFdrive users at 48 institutions

    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.

  • Securely scaling out computational intensive data analyses from UMCs to SURF

    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.

  • Young eScientist Award 2016 for research into 3D printing body parts

    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.

  • The SURFsara Visualization Challenge: show us your research!

    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!

  • Participate in TNC17 and Shape the Future of Research and Education

    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.

  • Project leaders of innovative assessment projects blog about the results of their experiments

    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.

  • eduTEAMs moves to GÉANT

    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.

  • Fortissimo 2 project launches second call for development of new online services

    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.

  • Sign up now: Super D Event on December 15

    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.

  • Bossers & Cnossen will be providing Nikhef, SURFnet and SURFsara computing and storage technologies

    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.

  • VU Amsterdam launches a learning analytics experiment with 400 students

    News - The VU Amsterdam wants to contribute to the academic success of its students to the best of its ability. That is why the online study activities of 400 students taking Statistics 1 in the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Studies will be researched over the coming months. The research is part of SURFnet's learning analytics experiment.

  • Contract signed with Eurofiber for supply of managed dark fibre connections

    News - On 28 September, SURFnet and Eurofiber signed a 15-year contract for the supply of managed dark fibre connections. These connections make up a large part of SURFnet's optical fibre network. This basis enables us to continue to provide innovative ICT solutions to meet the demands of education and research.

  • India's research network connected to NetherLight

    News - The National Knowledge Network (NKN) in India is now connected to NetherLight, SURFnet's open lightpath exchange. Dutch teaching and research institutions can now exchange data at high speed with more than 1,600 universities and research institutions in India.