As the world's problems become more nuanced and complex, tap into a dedicated Simon Fraser University resource to help accelerate your research.

SFU researchers can now access a set of free, dedicated services that provide a transformative way to solve complex problems and analyze data at blazing-fast speeds. With 30TB of free, high-performance storage that is integrated with Supercomputer Cedar, you can prototype and scale up your research seamlessly.

By tapping into the big data infrastructure and services, you can conduct and expand your data-intensive research, giving you a faster and more powerful way to uncover new insights.

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Benefits

30TB Free, High-Performance Storage

Faculty members get 30TB of free, high-performance storage, which can be shared with their research group. Storage is directly accessible from either the interactive cluster or Supercomputer Cedar, which means you can seamlessly access Cedar as your projects grows. Faculty members can access this storage without using the interactive cluster or Cedar.

Designed For SFU Researchers

Easily test applications on a dedicated, interactive big data cluster only accessible to SFU researchers. This allows for fast prototyping and agile development on infrastructure designed for research.

Seamlessly Expand Your Work

Seamless integration with Supercomputer Cedar gives you the ability to effortlessly scale and expand your research or application. The interactive cluster and Supercomputer Cedar use the same familiar interface, which means you can dive straight in and expand your research or launch your application with ease.

Hands-On, Dedicated Support

Dedicated support and guidance from the Research Computing Group to help set up access and help you achieve your research goals

Storage Allocation Model

SFU Faculty members will receive 30TB of high-performance storage with a high-throughput connection to computation and included backup copy. This storage can be shared with faculty member’s research group. Faculty members can access this storage without using the interactive cluster or Cedar.

Additional storage may be purchased for $200/TB, which is provided for five years and includes backup copy.

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