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Service description


CIFEX allows users to share large amounts of data over the Internet. Three different clients are available to exchange data over the CIFEX server:

  • Modern web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari)
  • Stand alone app (requires Java)
  • Command line interface (CJI), specifically developed for Unix-​based operating systems (requires Java)

Customer Benefits

By increasing the amount of data in science, it has become essential that large amounts of data can be shared rapidly and reliably. CIFEX is a ways of achieving this. The service is characterised by the following features:

  • Any large files can be exchanged
  • The file size limit is 100 GB
  • Data is stored on ETHZ servers
  • People outside of ETH can receive data at the invitation of a user.
  • Sensitive data can be encrypted on the clients side (only when using the stand alone app)
  • Interrupted uploads can be resumed (only using the stand alone app)

Customer Groups / Cost / Order

CIFEX available to all members of the ETH free of charge.

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