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.

Turbo costs (U-M Shortcode is required to order):

  • Without replication:  $9.60 per terabyte per month ($115.20 per year)
  • With replication:       $19.20 per terabyte per month ($230.40 per year)

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 Great Lakes there is no need to set up a separate Globus endpoint for it ***

Order Service

To order a Turbo storage, please visit here. Information on this page will guide you through the steps and requirements needed to set up a new Turbo volume.