Ilifu is a consortium of Western Cape institutions that together will establish and operate a data-centric, high-performance computing facility for data-intensive research. The partner institutions from the Western and Northern Cape regions in South Africa are:
- Cape Peninsula University of Technology
- Stellenbosch University
- Sol Plaatje University
- South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO, formerly SKA South Africa).
- University of Cape Town (lead institute)
- University of the Western Cape.
Ilifu will enable South African researchers to be world leaders in the strategic science domains of astronomy and bioinformatics. Ilifu is a regional node in the national data infrastructure, partly funded by the Department of Science and Technology, to support the National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System of South Africa.