Stichting Academisch Rekencentrum Amsterdam (SARA) ( Amsterdam Foundation for Academic Computing ) is a Dutch foundation that provides supercomputers, colocation, networks and high-end visualisation to academic institutions. SARA has extensive expertise, both in usage and management of the facilities.
SARA was founded in 1970 to deliver computing facilities to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam, and the Mathematics Centre (now Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica). To this day SARA mainly serves the academic world.
SARA is located in the Science Park Amsterdam in Watergraafsmeer. SARA also has a location in Almere.
SARA also offers colocation and hosting these days, and is one of the six locations of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange.
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