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CRC fees

Published user fees effective through December 1, 2024

High Performance Computing

User Fees

Access to Rice’s High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster (NOTS) 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.

Billing occurs monthly. PI and user annual fees are billed at the monthly rate shown below for PI and user rates if and only if that sponsor has active user login accounts for the month in question. There is no extra user fee charge for a user to have login accounts on multiple systems. To control costs active login accounts can be disabled by the respective sponsor using the user management portal here. 

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.


Per PI (month) $50.00
Per user (month) $12.00
TYPE
FEE

 

Utilization Fees

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.


NOTS 1 $0.00323 $0.00213 $0.00103

SYSTEM

RELATIVE
PERFORMANCE

Rate/SU

SPOT

Rate/SU

CONDO RESERVATION

Rate/SU

CONDO REGULAR

ORION and RDF

Charges for the ORION Private Research Cloud and the Research Data Facility (RDF) are shown below. 

Please note that use of ORION and RDF do not incur per-PI or per-user charges like NOTS does, only utilization charges per unit consumed.

Billing occurs monthly.

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.

 

SYSTEM
RATE PER CORE-HOUR
ORION $0.004400
SYSTEM
RATE PER TB/year
RDF  $70 (i.e. 7 cents/GB/year)

 



Keywordscrc   Doc ID108224
OwnerJoseph G.GroupRice U
Created2021-01-11 09:56:23Updated2024-05-20 08:20:10
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