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Seminar: Hardware innovation technologies for IT in research

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

About the seminar

SURF, together with partners, is exploring new hardware technologies for IT in research. In this seminar, we present selected new technologies that accelerate scientific workflows, e.g. simulations, AI and massive data processing. We focus on the latest developments for processors, accelerators, storage and networking technologies that are available, or will soon be available. We hope this meeting will also strengthen our collaborations and identify opportunities for new collaborations.

Presenting yourself?

Do you have a new hardware technology of your own that you would like to briefly present at this seminar? You can! Please contact Raymond Oonk for this at raymond.oonk@surf.nl.


The seminar will take place in conference room 3.5.

10.30 – 11.00 hrs. Walk-in and coffee at SURF
11.00 – 11.15 hrs. Introduction: big data science driven technologies Raymond Oonk (SURF)
11.15 – 11.40 hrs. Evolution in CPUs, accelerators and storage media Erik Kooistra (Nikhef)
11.40 – 12.05 hrs. AI and Co-design of ICT systems Chris Broekema
12.05 – 12.45 hrs. Lunch at SURF
12.45 – 13.10 hrs. Hardware for accelerating AI applications Duncan Kampert (SURF)
13.10 – 13.35 hrs. New GPU, FPGA and network technologies for radio astronomical instruments John Romein (Astron)
13.35 – 14.00 Data logistics and network developments Tristan Suerink (Nikhef)
14.00 – 14.25 hrs. Developments in (inter)national network Pieter de Boer (SURF)
14.25 – 14.50 hrs. SURF experimental technologies platform Bas van der Vlies (SURF)
14.50 – 15.20 hrs. Coffee break at SURF
15.20 – 16.00 hrs. Futuring session and opportunity for short presentations by participants Raymond Oonk (SURF)
16.00 – 16.10 hrs. Concluding Raymond Oonk (SURF)
16.10 – 17.00 Drinks at SURF

For whom.

This seminar is intended for research IT experts supporting research groups and for researchers researching or already working with new hardware technologies.


March 5
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Utrecht, 3511 EP Netherlands
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