Published user fees effective through December 1, 2021
High Performance Computing
Access to Rice’s High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, Research Virtual Machines (ORION), and Research Data Facility (RDF) incurs charges based on the user fees shown below. User fees are reviewed and set by the Shared Research Cyber-infrastructure working group. User fees are subject to change quarterly.
|Per PI (annual)||$600.00|
|Per user (annual)||$120.00|
In addition to the user fees shown above, costs for the HPC systems are recovered based on consumption of compute resources. One Service Unit (SU) corresponds to one core-hour on the system NOTS. Normalization will be applied from the following table of relative benchmarking where NOTS=1.0.
Note: PI condo discount applies to all service units consumed by the PI’s team in a given month up to the size of the condo and the PI is charged full cost for service units consumed above and beyond the size of condo in a given month.
Note: Billing occurs monthly. PI and user annual fees are billed at 1/12th the above PI and user rate for the month if and only if that sponsor has active login accounts for the month in question. There is no extra user fee charge for a user to have login accounts on multiple systems. Active login accounts can be disabled by respective sponsor using the user management portal here.
ORION and RDF
Please note that use of ORION and RDF do not incur per-PI or per-user charges, only utilization charges per unit consumed.
RATE PER CORE-HOUR
RATE PER TB/year
|RDF||$70 (i.e. 7 cents/GB/year)|
Note: Billing occurs monthly.
Note: For RDF utilization, the storage amount billed in a month is based on the average storage space used throughout the month. Your storage usage is measured in "GB-Month," which are added up at the end of the month to generate your monthly charges. Eligible research faculty receive a 500GB subsidy for their share. See RDF Isilon Subsidy and Chargeback for more details.