SURF­sara is the Dutch nation­al High-Per­for­mance Com­put­ing and e- Sci­ence sup­port cen­tre, and sup­ports research in the Nether­lands by devel­op­ing and offer­ing advanced and sus­tain­able ICT infra­struc­ture, ser­vices and exper­tise. This sup­port is ensured by pro­vid­ing an inte­grat­ed ICT research infra­struc­ture with ser­vices in the areas of com­put­ing (super­com­put­ing, capac­i­ty com­put­ing, high- through­put com­put­ing), data stor­age and data analy­sis, visu­al­i­sa­tion and cloud ser­vices, by pro­vid­ing mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary exper­tise and sup­port in e‑infrastructure use and appli­ca­tion, and by doing all required inno­va­tion, engi­neer­ing and devel­op­ment.
SURF­sara is sub­sidiary of SURF, the Dutch col­lab­o­ra­tive ICT organ­i­sa­tion for Dutch high­er edu­ca­tion and research. SURF is respon­si­ble for the com­plete nation­al e‑infrastructure (com­put­ing, data, and net­work). The SURF coop­er­a­tive serves as a joint plat­form where Dutch all research uni­ver­si­ties, uni­ver­si­ties of applied sci­ences, uni­ver­si­ty med­ical cen­tres, research insti­tu­tions and senior sec­ondary voca­tion­al edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions work togeth­er to devel­op ICT inno­va­tions. This col­lab­o­ra­tion extends to var­i­ous lev­els: admin­is­tra­tive, pol­i­cy and oper­a­tional.
SURF­sara hosts large Dutch nation­al e‑infrastructure ser­vices, i.e. the Dutch nation­al Super­com­put­er ser­vice (Bull bul­lx sys­tem, > 40,000 cores, > 1,5 PF/s peak). SURF­sara serves a num­ber of large research, edu­ca­tion­al and gov­ern­ment insti­tu­tions, all of the Dutch Uni­ver­si­ties as well as indus­tries and SMEs. SURF­sara is part­ner in Euro­pean e‑Infrastructures and e‑in­fra­struc­ture-relat­ed projects such as PRACE, EGI, EUDAT, HNSci­Cloud, EOSCpi­lot and EOSChub.