Pricing

Our partnership program allows researchers and research groups at FSU to purchase dedicated resources on the HPC, Spear, SKY, and our storage systems. Access will always be free for all software, general access HPC partitions and Spear nodes, our Condor cluster, and basic storage allocations.

HPC Dedicated Resources

Research groups who buy into the HPC gain priority access to resources in the HPC and get access to their own partition for queuing jobs. We sell HPC resources in increments of Normalized Compute Units, which consist of:

  • 1 processor core
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 26 GB Panasas Storage
Resource Five Year Contract (FSU Pricing) On-Demand (per CPU Hour) Federally Funded Grant Pricing
One Standard HPC NCU

$221.43 / 5 yrs

($44.29/yr)

$0.020 / CPU hour

($175.20/yr)

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HPC buy-ins require a minimum purchase of 16 NCUs. If you would like to add additional RAM to some or all of your NCUs, we will charge the standard NCU rate plus the cost of the additional RAM.

Spear Dedicated Resources

Research groups can purchase Spear systems for dedicated use if desired. These are physical servers managed by the RCC Team, and configured using our standard specifications. We sell Spear resources in increments of Normalized Compute Units, which consist of:

  • 1 processor core
  • 4 GB RAM
Resource Five Year Contract (FSU Pricing) On-Demand (per Month) Federally Funded Grant Pricing
One Standard Spear NCU

$222.71 / 5 yrs

($44.54/yr)

$14.46 / Month

($173.52/yr)

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Spear buy-ins require a minimum purchase of 16 NCUs. This ensures that we can allocate at least one physical node for your research group. If you would like to add additional RAM to some or all of your NCUs, we will charge the standard NCU rate plus the cost of the additional RAM.

We also offer the option to add accelerators to your Spear purchase, including a Intel Xeon Phi or GPU processors. If you wish to add these resources to some or all of your NCU's, we will charge the standard NCU rate plus the cost of the accelerator.

"SKY" Cloud Virtual Machines

We make our "SKY" Cluster available on a buy-in basis (there are no free or general access SKY resources). We offer this service to grant-funded projects only; our partners in ITS also provide virtual machine services for departmental or non-research related use.

Resource Five Year Contract (FSU Pricing) On-Demand (per Month) Federally Funded Grant Pricing

Small VM

  • 2 virtual processors
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 15 GB Operating System Volume
  • 50 GB Data Volume
  • Shared 1 GB Network

$1,687.30 / 5 yrs

($337.46/yr)

$28.12/mo

($337.44/yr)

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Medium VM

  • 4 virtual processors
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 15 GB Operating System Volume
  • 100 GB Data Volume
  • Shared 1 GB Network

$3,374.60 / 5 yrs

($674.92/yr)

$56.24/mo

($674.88/yr)

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Large VM

  • 8 virtual processors
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 15 GB Operating System Volume
  • 150 GB Data Volume
  • Shared 1 GB Network

$6,749.20 / 5 yrs

($1,349.84/yr)

$112.49/mo

($1,349.88/yr)

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Storage Purchase Options

You can purchase additional storage on any of our systems.

Resource Five Year Contract (FSU Pricing) On-Demand (per Month) Federally Funded Grant Pricing

1 GB HPC Storage (Panasas)

$1.50 / 5 yrs

($0.30/yr)

$0.05/mo

($0.60/yr)

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1 GB Lustre Storage (Spear, Condor, etc)

$1.45 / 5 yrs

($0.29/yr)

$0.029/mo

($0.35/yr)

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1 GB NoleStor Archival/General Purpose Storage

$0.73 / 5 yrs

($0.15/yr)

$0.015/mo

($0.18/yr)

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Consulting

In addition to our general service and support, we offer dedicated support and consulting time for purchase. This may include programming, work on special research projects, or assignment of a staff FTE for dedicated support. We handle these on a case-by-caes basis, so contact us to inquire.