Compute services Research & IT

Do you encounter limitations with your own systems? SURF offers researchers a wide range of services in the field of high performance computing (HPC): tens of thousands of times faster than your PC.

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Which compute service for which research question?

SURF offers several services in the area of High Performance Computing (HPC). Which one do you need for your research?
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Apply directly for cloud and cluster computing on HPC Cloud, Snellius Supercomputer and Grid.

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Visualisation: more insight into your data

Our Visualisation service allows you to visualise your own datasets on your desktop. This makes it easy to identify connections between data.
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Dutch National Supercomputer Snellius

The Dutch National Supercomputer Snellius is especially suited to large-scale parallel applications, such as extensive and complex simulations.
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Process extremely large research datasets

Do you want to process and store large volumes of data? Our high-throughput data processing services offer the support you need for your project.
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Consultancy & training

Knowledge & inspiration

GPUs: science benefits from gaming technology

Graphic processors (GPUs) are super fast. The GPUs on the Lisa Compute Cluster are used, among other things, for machine learning.

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Mensen op druk zebrapad

ODISSEI Secure Supercomputer

Social scientists want to be able to safely analyse confidential data. Together with Statistics Netherlands (CBS), we developed a virtual environment that allows researchers to use the national supercomputer.

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eXploRing VR, AR and MR

Virtual reality, augmented reality en mixed reality offer many opportunies for research and education. What are the possibilities?
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SURF Open Innovation Lab

SURF Open Innovation Lab

The SURF Open Innovation Lab brings together all activities and experiments in the field of early innovation and open collaboration. We do this together with institutions and industry.

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Computational biomedicine

CompBioMed is focussed on the use and development of computational methods for biomedical applications. The cutting edge of computational biomedicine harnesses computer simulations that are conducted on massively powerful supercomputers. The tremendous power of these machines allows larger and more complex biological systems to be simulated, yielding better, more accurate, and more meaningful output. SURF is one of the partners in this European project.

Access to European systems

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Network of HPC expertise

EuroCC and CASTIEL are building a European network of 33 national high-performance computing (HPC) competence centres, including SURF. The projects aim to bridge differences in HPC skills and promote cooperation and adoption of best practices.

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