Turbo is a high-capacity, fast, reliable, and secure data storage service that allows investigators across U-M to connect their data to the computing resources necessary for their research, including U-M’s Flux HPC cluster. Turbo supports storage of sensitive data and ARC-TS’s Armis cluster.
Turbo can only be used for research data. It is tuned for large files (1MB or greater) but is capable of handling small files such as documents, spreadsheets, etc. Turbo in combination with Globus sharing should work well for sharing and hosting data for external collaborators and institutes.
Turbo costs $19.20 per terabyte per month, or $230.40 per terabyte per year, for replicated data. The cost for unreplicated data is $9.60 per terabyte per month, or $115.20 per terabyte per year. A U-M shortcode is required to order.
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.
- Medical School researchers can contact UMLabrats@umich.edu for information.
- LSA researchers can contact email@example.com for information.
Storage Resource Software
If you are unsure which of our storage services should be used to host your data, we have written some software that you can download and execute to analyze your files to understand how much of your data is stored in large files, how much of your data has been accessed recently, and the distribution of file sizes and access times. The software is accessible here.
This software doesn’t examine the contents of any data files, it merely scans file attributes, it also does not store any file names after searching through the filesystem.
If you have any questions on this software, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiry.