SURFsara is the Dutch national high-performance computing and e-Science support center. SURFsara offers a full range of services, expertise and support in the field of high-performance computing (HPC), data services, visualisation, e-Science support, cloud services and networking. SURFsara is located at the Amsterdam Science Park.
Supporting Dutch research
SURFsara supports research in the Netherlands and intensively collaborates with the academic community and business world. SURFsara is an active partner in technology transfer between science and the business world.
SURFsara facilitates high-level compute facilities for scientific research and education in the Netherlands. One of those computing facilities is the national supercomputer Cartesius: the fastest system in the Netherlands, which can execute more than 1 trillion calculations per second. This computing power is necessary for research in the field of sustainable energy, climate change, water management, noise pollution and medical treatment. Since researchers work with ever more big and complex models and data sets, more and more computing capacity is necessary.
Integrated ICT research infrastructure
Most contemporary research requires high-level ICT infrastructure. More and more researchers work with complex models, such as climate models, or with unstructured data sets with billions of data points. Not only at university research institutes, but also at research departments in the business and industry sector. SURFsara offers all these researchers a broad range of services and state-of-the-art technologies.
Users of our services need to be confident that research data and other confidential information stored and processed by SURFsara is in safe hands. SURFsara holds an ISO 27001 certification for information security. This demonstrates that we meet strict international standards in the field of information security.