Scalable and powerful remote visualisation

This service is available to higher education and research institutions. As a researcher you can be granted access on the basis of an existing contract or through SURF. Other research institutions or departments can request a quotation from SURFsara. We have set out the options below.

Access via SURF for individual researchers

If you are a researcher (scientific or otherwise) at a university or research institution listed in the overview of institutions, you can get access to the service at no expense by submitting an individual request to SURF. To do so, please go to the SURFsara application form. We will evaluate your request based on (1) scientific aspects in relation to the resources/capacity required and (2) technical feasibility. Depending of the level of complexity, this procedure can take 2-6 weeks.

In all publications arising from work you have done on the national e-infrastructure, we ask that you include the following text: ‘This work has been performed on the Dutch national e-infrastructure with support from the SURF cooperative.’

Contract with your institution

It is possible to enter into a contract based on the total use desired or estimated by your institution. In this case, instead of researchers from the institution having to submit individual requests, the computing capacity will be available on-demand. Rates depend on the size of the service bundle required by your institution. If your institution currently does not have a contract for this service, please get in touch with your local ICT service or contact SURFsara at

Small and medium-sized enterprises and the industrial sector

Businesses also have access to SURFsara's infrastructure and expertise. To promote innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises and the industrial sector in the Netherlands, SURFsara is working together with the Ministry of Economic Affairs on the Impact2 project. This partnership makes it possible for innovative companies in the Netherlands to carry out pilot projects at no expense. As a result, they gain insight into the opportunities afforded by large-scale computing capacity or data processing for simulations, modelling, data science and machine learning, among other things. SURFsara contributes its expertise in e-infrastructure to this end. If the pilot project leads to a follow-up, we can provide you with a customised quotation (specific conditions apply). Please contact SURFsara at

Latest modifications 15 Jul 2015