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 - During the night of 22/23 August, engineers from Quanza and SURFnet migrated the first branch in SURFnet's production network. This represents an important step in the implementation of our new optical layer!
News - SURFnet has selected the Badgr open source platform for its proof-of-concept to allow institutions to experiment with creating and awarding open badges. Under this agreement, the participating institutions have access to the latest version of Badgr, while SURFnet will contribute to future development of the platform and the open badge standard.
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 - Roland van Rijswijk-Deij, SURFnet employee and researcher at the University of Twente, and his co-authors, received a Distinguished Paper Award. The paper provides a comprehensive view on the state of DNSSEC deployment. They received the award during the 26th USENIX Security Symposium held in Vancouver.
News - On Thursday 12 October, the Netherlands eScience Center will host the National eScience Symposium 2017 – Science in a Digital World. As a partner of this event, SURFnet is involved in all the sessions on the Internet of Things (IoT).
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 - Learning & Student Analytics is steadily making its way from research to practice. To promote the available evidence, technology and many examples of good practices, the Amsterdam Center for Learning Analytics (ACLA) and the Eduworks-Network are organising a Learning & Student Analytics Conference, October 26 and 27 at the University of Amsterdam.
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 - DNSSEC validates digital signatures in the DNS by using the Root Key Signing Key (Root KSK). During the course of 2017/2018, this key will be upgraded for the first time. SURFnet, together with five other institutions, is monitoring and analysing the impact of this upgrade as part of the Root Canary Project.
News - Erik Huizer, CTO SURFnet, is the new interim CEO of GÉANT, the pan-European research and education network, with immediate effect. As the result of this appointment, Huizer will temporarily suspend his activities at SURFnet. Once GÉANT has recruited a new permanent CEO, Huizer will resume his position as CTO at SURFnet.
News - The second release of the SURFnet Network Dashboard is now available. This release allows you to set up light paths between MSPs (Multi Service Ports) yourself without the SURFnet NOC having to be involved. This functionality is available to all institutions with an MSP.
News - SURFnet is a member of the Transnational Education special interest group (SIG). Through this partnership, National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) share the knowledge and experience required to make borderless education a reality.
News - On Friday, June 9th, SURFnet together with ECI Telecom and Tallgrass deployed a 400 Gbit/s connection between Breda and Utrecht. This is the first step in the implementation of SURFnet8. With 400 Gbit/s, this new direct link offers extremely high capacity for education and research in the Netherlands.
News - On June 28, Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (SURFnet and University of Twente) will be defending his PhD thesis entitled 'Improving DNS Security: A Measurement-Based Approach'. In his thesis, he investigates the use of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) in combination with DNSSEC. He also designed a system for large-scale measurements on the DNS.