What is Turbo?

Turbo is a high-capacity, reliable, secure, and fast storage solution. It is tuned for large files (which corresponds roughly to be files in 1 megabyte in size or larger), but it is still capable of efficiently storing small files, such as: word documents, spreadsheets, image files, etc.

Turbo enables investigators across the University of Michigan to store and access data needed for their research via a local host in a lab or our High Performance Computing Clusters, such as: Great Lakes, Lighthouse, and Armis2. Additionally, it supports the storing of sensitive data on HIPAA compliant systems, such as the Armis2 cluster managed by ARC-TS.

Beginning July 1, 2020: Turbo rates (a U-M Shortcode is required to order this service)

  • Unreplicated: $9.31 per terabyte per month ($111.72 per year)
  • Replicated: $18.69 per terabyte per month ($224.28 per year)

July 1, 2020: Turbo Research Storage moves to ITS Service Request System

The ability to request Turbo Research Storage services is moving from Minder to the ITS Service Request System (SRS). You should begin placing orders for Turbo Research Storage through the SRS on July 1, 2020.

ARC-TS will transfer your Shortcode(s) to the SRS. Contact arcts-support@umich.edu if you wish to review your information or make changes.

Benefits of the SRS include

  • You can be more involved in the process
  • User-friendly interface with easy-to-use workflows
  • Automatic validation of Shortcodes
  • With authorization, you can:
    • Place orders and review storage
    • View comprehensive reports
    • Review and update billing

Get started

Use your UMICH (Level-1) credentials and Duo two-factor authentication to login via the ITS Service Request (SRS) Portal or the ITS General Computing provision page.

SRS support

Information about the SRS and how to use it can be found throughout the SRS system.

Here are some additional resources:


LSA Researcher Storage Information

Researchers in the Medical School and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts can take advantage of free or subsidized storage options through their respective academic units.

If you have any questions, please contact us at arcts-support@umich.edu.


*** Be aware that if you have a multi-protocol or NFS Turbo volume that is mounted on the Great Lakes HPC Cluster, there is no need to set up a separate Globus endpoint. ***

Order Service

Order the Turbo Research Storage service via the ITS Service Request System (SRS).

For detailed instructions on filling out the order form please visit our Ordering Storage page.