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Focus

The Global Network Architecture consortium is a strong believer in good collaboration, sharing capacity and costs for transatlantic network connectivity ...

North Atlantic Network Collaboration Building Foundation for Global Network Architecture ...

Focus on Europe

British Met Office faces big challenges with Big Data ...

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research enables researchers to meet with SURF ...

RDA Europe-ENVRI Summer School on Data Management and Data Science ...

PRACE 14th Call for Proposals shows the magnitude of PRACE 2 ...

Prof. Dr. Michael M. Resch named new chairman of GCS Board of Directors ...

Hardware

Canada's most powerful academic supercomputer launched at Simon Fraser University ...

Pattern discovery over pattern recognition: A new way for computers to see ...

Mellanox 25Gb/s Ethernet adapters chosen by major ODMs to enable next generation hyperscale data centres ...

Mellanox announces new executive appointments ...

New HPC cluster installed at Clarkson University ...

Harnessing heat to power computers ...

Launch of new research line on network measurements and analytics ...

DataDirect Networks to demonstrate converged appliance that accelerates immersive and traditional content creation and global distribution ...

Rescale announces ScaleX Labs with Intel Xeon Phi processors and Intel Omni-Path architecture ...

Applications

Royal Canadian Institute for Science recognizes IBM's commitment to STEM ...

WorldFlix announces new data protection technology that even a supercomputer won't be able to break ...

Call for Applications opened for DATA2PERSON - Big Data and Health ...

IBM machine vision technology advances early detection of diabetic eye disease using deep learning ...

Predictive power ...

Dutch eScience Center organises Scientific Visualization event and Fifth National eScience Symposium ...

OCF supporting scientific research at the Atomic Weapons Establishment ...

A good night's sleep thanks to new machine learning algorithm ...

The Cloud

Oracle brings Oracle's flagship databases and developer tools to the Docker Store ...

IBM to deliver Docker Enterprise Edition for Linux on IBM systems ...

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research enables researchers to meet with SURF

5 Apr 2017 Amsterdam - For the first time the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has brought researchers in direct contact with SURF and other providers of ICT resources for research. This happened on March 30, 2017 in the workshop ICT-infrastructure for Roadmap projects at SURFsara in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

NWO has selected 33 of the most important large-scale research facilities in The Netherlands in the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructures. In order to receive funding, these facilities have to provide a correct analysis of the required ICT-infrastructure, the agreements with SURF, and the estimated costs when they apply for funding.

NWO not only supports the need for high-performing and reliable ICT resources for each area of large-scale research but also acknowledges the importance to optimally use the existing resources and expertise. This is an excellent development, according to Erik Fledderus, general manager at SURF: "In the past, researchers only received funding for ICT resources which they built themselves. This was not the right way to proceed since physicists or historians are no ICT experts."

New developments such as Big Data have accelerated researchers' requirements for support from SURF in recent years. "We want to respond to these requirements because we are keen on helping science forward. This however has to be financed through, for instance, these projects."

The workshop has been organized by NWO and SURF. The programme consisted of presentations by organisations that have been set up to support science in The Netherlands using ICT services. These include SURF, but also the Netherlands eScience Center, DANS DTL for data storage in the life sciences, and Nikhef, the Institute for Subatomic Physics. Services from the University of Groningen and 4TU also contributed to the workshop.

In addition, there were sessions where researchers were able to map their requirements for ICT-infrastructure by means of a questionnaire. Service provider experts answered questions from researchers. The service providers remain at the researchers' disposal in the coming months in order to support roadmap applications and other requirements.

Workshop presentations and documents are available at the SURF website.

Source: SURF

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-04-24

Focus

The Global Network Architecture consortium is a strong believer in good collaboration, sharing capacity and costs for transatlantic network connectivity ...

North Atlantic Network Collaboration Building Foundation for Global Network Architecture ...

Focus on Europe

British Met Office faces big challenges with Big Data ...

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research enables researchers to meet with SURF ...

RDA Europe-ENVRI Summer School on Data Management and Data Science ...

PRACE 14th Call for Proposals shows the magnitude of PRACE 2 ...

Prof. Dr. Michael M. Resch named new chairman of GCS Board of Directors ...

Hardware

Canada's most powerful academic supercomputer launched at Simon Fraser University ...

Pattern discovery over pattern recognition: A new way for computers to see ...

Mellanox 25Gb/s Ethernet adapters chosen by major ODMs to enable next generation hyperscale data centres ...

Mellanox announces new executive appointments ...

New HPC cluster installed at Clarkson University ...

Harnessing heat to power computers ...

Launch of new research line on network measurements and analytics ...

DataDirect Networks to demonstrate converged appliance that accelerates immersive and traditional content creation and global distribution ...

Rescale announces ScaleX Labs with Intel Xeon Phi processors and Intel Omni-Path architecture ...

Applications

Royal Canadian Institute for Science recognizes IBM's commitment to STEM ...

WorldFlix announces new data protection technology that even a supercomputer won't be able to break ...

Call for Applications opened for DATA2PERSON - Big Data and Health ...

IBM machine vision technology advances early detection of diabetic eye disease using deep learning ...

Predictive power ...

Dutch eScience Center organises Scientific Visualization event and Fifth National eScience Symposium ...

OCF supporting scientific research at the Atomic Weapons Establishment ...

A good night's sleep thanks to new machine learning algorithm ...

The Cloud

Oracle brings Oracle's flagship databases and developer tools to the Docker Store ...

IBM to deliver Docker Enterprise Edition for Linux on IBM systems ...