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ASTRON Open Day 2015

Our partner, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) opens its doors during the open days of the Science Weekend. Everyone is welcome to take a look behind the scene of ASTRON, with activities for young and old.

When: October 4th, 2015

Where:Dwingeloo, Groningen

For more information, visit the ASTRON website.



Big Data Groningen Meetup

Our partner, Target Holding and the IT company Kalooga are organizing the first Big Data Meetup.

When: October 8th, 2014

Where: Groningen

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CIT Autumn Symposium

Please, challenge us! No question is too crazy.

When: November 14th, 2013, 13:30 - 17:00

Where: Donald Smits Center for Information Technology (Zernikeborg), University of Groningen

This fall the Donald Smits Center for Information Technology (CIT) organizes a one day symposium with a focus on supporting research. Scientists and researchers from the university can inquire and explore how the cutting edge computing and storage facilities of the CIT can facilitate their research and help in answering bold new questions.

Shawn Laatsch, who recently joined the CIT as the new project manager for liaising the CIT Reality Center and the Infoversum will discuss the research opportunities that the Infoversum will offer soon, not only to the university but the whole northern region of the Netherlands.


Image Credit: IBM
Image Credit: IBM

IBM Technology Update


When: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 13:30 - 15:00

Where: Donald Smitszaal, Donald Smits Center for Information Technology, University of Groningen

Presenter: Rick Koopman, IBM IT Specialist, Systems & Technology Group


The presentation is open to the general public.

In this presentation, the Target partner IBM will present several advanced software and hardware solutions for computing and storage. The following topics will be discussed in detail:

  • Overview of IBM (Pure) Flex family of products. By combining the flexibility of a general purpose system, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance, expert integrated systems have the ability to transform the IT lifecycle.
  • IBM Flash Systems. IBM recently announced flash caching in System x® and tiering in Power Systems™. Combined with the announcement of the IBM FlashSystem™ family, IBM offers the most comprehensive flash storage portfolio to help your business compete, innovate and grow.
  • GPFS Storage Server. Deploying solutions for Technical Computing, High Performance Computing (HPC), Analytics, Big Data and Cloud environments can place a significant burden on IT. The IBM® System x® GPFS Storage Server leverages decades of IBM experience to reduce the complexity of deployment with integrated, delivered, and fully-supported solutions that match best-in-industry components with optimized solution design.
  • IBM Platform Computing.  IBM Platform Computing brings leading cluster, grid and high performance computing cloud management software to the IBM Technical Computing portfolio, to better serve enterprise clients who are turning to high performance technical computing to accelerate time-to-results, improve infrastructure utilization and reduce operating costs—no matter what hardware they have installed.
  • IBM NeXtScale System. Next-generation dense platform provides a superior building-block approach for hyperscale computing, Big Data and Scale Out Cloud.


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Lofar Day (LofarDag)

The Lofar Foundation sets up regular open days each year in order to inform the people of the Borger-Odoorn county, where the heart of the telescope is, about Lofar and the exciting new science it enables astronomers to conduct, bringing us closer to answering profound questions about the origins and laws of the Universe, and our existence in it. Though focusing on the local population, the events are open to the general people from across the Netherlands.

When: July 13th & July 14th, 2013

Where: Exloo, Drenthe, The Netherlands

How Biobanks can Benefit your Research: Lifelines First Scientific Symposium

LifeLines organizes its first scientific symposium to present results from its studies and other national and international biobank initiatives. Access to LifeLines data and samples will be illustrated. The symposium will promote the opportunities of medical research and biobanking; data-access issues will also be discussed.

The most innovative research idea will be awarded with free access to a data set. It promises to be an interesting symposium with ample opportunities for networking, sharing your ideas with colleagues and maybe even finding collaborators.

When: July 3rd, 2013

Where: Blauwe Zaal, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)

Website: Official website of the symposium


eHumanities Workshop 2013, Radboud University Nijmegen

Prof. Lambert Schomaker will conduct a hands on tutorial on the methods for analysis of ancient handwritten texts titled "New digital-humanities methods for paleography and handwritten manuscript analysis". You can find a general description of the topics covered during the tutorial here.

When: June 13th, 2013

Where: Radboud University Nijmegen

Website: Official website

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