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CyVerse provides scalable cyberinfrastructure solutions for science in the age of big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. A CyVerse account provides you with storage and compute resources sufficient to try out the platform for small scale projects.

With one of our subscriptions, you can scale storage and compute resources to meet the scientific needs of your project, your team, or your class, from data upload to publication. With a subscription, there’s no need to maintain your own servers, pay for IT services, or worry about security and replication – we’ll take care of that for you. CyVerse’s hardware, software, and staff enable you to easily store, manage, share, and analyze large amounts of data for the scientific discoveries that may lie within.

Hello CyVerse Community,

We have launched our subscription system. This step is part of our long-planned transition to financial stability so we can continue to provide a full data platform to meet all of your needs.

Our goal is to make as many resources freely available for people to use, while paying for our staff, equipment, training, etc. to keep CyVerse the essential computational resource researchers and educators have come to depend on.

While you can subscribe today, we are not enforcing any hard limits until July, 2022. The purpose of this extended transition is to help you make sure you can continue to use CyVerse! You can see what resources you are currently using when you log into the Discovery Environment and determine if you will need a subscription in the future.

Of course, we don’t want to leave anyone behind and value your feedback. Please use this survey or email us directly with your feedback as we strive to continue to meet your needs.

We appreciate your support and adoption of CyVerse and hope the value of our platform services remains evident as we make the transition to sustainability.

Our best wishes,

Eric Lyons (PI) and Team CyVerse



Tiers & Features

  Basic Regular Pro Commercial
Discovery Environment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Data Store Yes Yes Yes Yes
Webinar Access Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Features & APIs - - Yes Yes
Access to GPU - - Yes Yes
Data Storage Limit 5 GB 50 GB 3 TB 5 TB
Compute Units / Year* 20 100 2,000 5,000
Concurrent Jobs 1 2 4 8
Sharing Data & Apps None 100 Unlimited Unlimited
DOI for Data None 5 10 20
Workshop Seats 0 2 4 10
Support Email Only In App Chat** Screen Share Support Screen Share Support
Price / Year Free $200 $340 $2,000

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* Compute units are normalized if jobs run on CPUs, GPUs, etc.; 1 Compute Unit equals 1 Core Hour on a CPU.
** In App Chat: available during core business hours: 8 AM to 6 PM Mountain Standard Time.
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Funding support for CyVerse from the National Science Foundation's core awards will be ending in mid-2023. Normally, projects like CyVerse get support from NSF for 10 years; due to the resounding success of CyVerse, we received an additional 5 years of support. However, this final 5-year award has a funding ramp-down, and we have been working hard to cover the gap through a variety of means. Currently the core award for CyVerse covers ~50% of our expenses, with the other 50% coming from collaborative projects. While we will continue to pursue funding to support a base level of access for our users, we need to charge for people/projects that need and use more resources. Everyone at CyVerse has worked hard over the past 14 years to provide you with the computational support and training to get your research and instruction done. Now is your chance to help support CyVerse, for which we are deeply appreciative.
No, you will not lose access to any data or analyses if you do not subscribe. You will be limited to the amount of data you can store and the number of compute hours you can use. If you are over your limit, you will not be able to add new data or run new analyses. If you are over your storage allocation, you will have until July 1, 2022 to move your data or purchase a subscription.
You can easily access your current usage stats while logged in from the Discovery Environment dashboard.
Every team or lab member does not need a subscription, however there are advantages to each collaborator having a subscription. Limits are currently enforced for individual accounts. If one person holds all the data and runs all the analyses, that one person can have a subscription. However, if all team members have subscriptions, then all members can run analyses. Of course, please feel free to contact us and we can work with you and your team to find a solution that works best for you.
Unfortunately, we are not able to pro-rate or refund partial subscriptions at this time. However, this may be a feature in the future.
Yes! The user portal in CyVerse lets you link different emails and identity management systems so that as you grow in your career or move institutions, your work in CyVerse moves with you without interruption.
Yes! Departments can purchase individual subscriptions on behalf of its members. Please contact us for details on how to do this for more than one person.
Yes – it will increase based on the subscription level.
Unfortunately, no. Allocations are upper limits of what you can store, much like how other cloud data storage solutions work.
If you are over your limit, you will not be able to add new data (which may also affect running analyses that deposit new data into your account). If that happens, you can either delete old data or subscribe and increase your data limit.
No. You can still share your data with your collaborators and since those data are in your account, it only counts against your allocation.
Yes, at this time you will be able to access public data in the CyVerse Data Commons without a subscription.
Unfortunately, no. You will need to subscribe in order to receive DOIs for your data. Learn which tier is right for you. Previously assigned DOIs will not be affected.
Please email us to arrange for CyVerse services for your class or workshop.
From within the Discovery Environment Data view, there is not a way to see the size of a folder, only individual file size. You can use DataHog, one of the Featured Apps in the Discovery Environment, to learn more about the size of your files and folders, including if you have duplicate files, to help you manage your allocation. Instructions on how to use DataHog can be found here.
No, analyses do not count toward your data storage limit. The My Analyses view shows all the analyses (jobs) you have launched and their current status (submitted, running, completed, canceled or failed). You can see a summary view of all your analyses from the Home screen.
Sorry about that! Please contact us via our in-app support or email us.