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BioHPC Lab:
Pricing

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NOTE: Any user that does not have a valid Cornell Netid is an external user. Internal Cornell pricing can be only applied to purchases funded from Cornell sources (grants, general Cornell accounts, etc).

NOTE: Prices per core core listed below depend on number of cores in a server (shown in parenthesis for each type of server). It is not possible to reserve a single core, only the entire server.

 

storage
This pricing applies to networked storage hosted on our storage cluster. For more details please look here. Storage used for backups is listed as "1 TB-year backup", please refer to this document for more information.

unitunit cost
(Cornell)
unit cost
(external)
1 TB-year $91.35 $109.62
1 TB-year backup $120.00 $144.00

Computing hours
Lab Credit Accounts can be now used for all machines, there is no need to create an account for each type of machine. The pricing below refers to the units available on purchase page ('purchase unit'), the actual hours value depends on the machine type and is listed below as 'current unit' and 'hours'. Conversion factors between hours used on different machine types are in the table below. The following tables show the actual dollar cost for machine reservations.

generalmediumlargegpu-equipped
general1.0000.6200.3280.931
medium1.6141.0000.5291.503
large3.0511.8911.0002.842
gpu-equipped1.0740.6650.3521.000

general
This pricing applies to all low memory generally accessible workstations, i.e. interactive (4 cores; 24GB RAM; 4TB HDD) and remote (8 cores; 16GB RAM; 1TB HDD), and to the machines from the restricted pool which have similar hardware (8 cores; 16GB RAM; 1TB HDD).

purchase unitcurrent unithoursunit cost
(Cornell)
cost per hour
(Cornell)
unit cost
(external)
cost per hour
(external)
servercoreservercore
60 hours 183.1 hours183.1 hours $90.05 $0.49 $0.12 (4 cores)
$0.03 (16 cores)
$0.06 (8 cores)
$108.06 $0.59 $0.15 (4 cores)
$0.04 (16 cores)
$0.07 (8 cores)
200 hours 0.8 months610.3 hours $300.18 $0.49 $0.12 (4 cores)
$0.03 (16 cores)
$0.06 (8 cores)
$360.22 $0.59 $0.15 (4 cores)
$0.04 (16 cores)
$0.07 (8 cores)
1 month 3.1 months2,227.5 hours $876.53 $0.39 $0.10 (4 cores)
$0.02 (16 cores)
$0.05 (8 cores)
$1,051.84 $0.47 $0.12 (4 cores)
$0.03 (16 cores)
$0.06 (8 cores)
6 months 1.5 years13,364.7 hours $4,207.35 $0.31 $0.08 (4 cores)
$0.02 (16 cores)
$0.04 (8 cores)
$5,048.82 $0.38 $0.09 (4 cores)
$0.02 (16 cores)
$0.05 (8 cores)
1 year 3.1 years26,729.5 hours $6,731.77 $0.25 $0.06 (4 cores)
$0.02 (16 cores)
$0.03 (8 cores)
$8,078.12 $0.30 $0.08 (4 cores)
$0.02 (16 cores)
$0.04 (8 cores)

medium
This pricing applies to all medium memory generally accessible workstations, i.e. cbsulm01(16 cores; 64GB RAM; 1TB HDD) and cbsummXX machines (24 cores; 128GB RAM; 4TB HDD; 1TB SSD).

purchase unitcurrent unithoursunit cost
(Cornell)
cost per hour
(Cornell)
unit cost
(external)
cost per hour
(external)
servercoreservercore
60 hours 113.4 hours113.4 hours $90.05 $0.79 $0.05 (16 cores)
$0.03 (24 cores)
$108.06 $0.95 $0.06 (16 cores)
$0.04 (24 cores)
200 hours 378.2 hours378.2 hours $300.18 $0.79 $0.05 (16 cores)
$0.03 (24 cores)
$360.22 $0.95 $0.06 (16 cores)
$0.04 (24 cores)
1 month 1.9 months1,380.3 hours $876.53 $0.64 $0.04 (16 cores)
$0.03 (24 cores)
$1,051.84 $0.76 $0.05 (16 cores)
$0.03 (24 cores)
6 months 11.3 months8,281.8 hours $4,207.35 $0.51 $0.03 (16 cores)
$0.02 (24 cores)
$5,048.82 $0.61 $0.04 (16 cores)
$0.03 (24 cores)
1 year 1.9 years16,563.6 hours $6,731.77 $0.41 $0.03 (16 cores)
$0.02 (24 cores)
$8,078.12 $0.49 $0.03 (16 cores)
$0.02 (24 cores)

large
This pricing is for access to large memory machines: cbsulm02-07 machines [64 cores, 512GB RAM and 13TB HDD]; cbsulm08-10 [64 cores, 512GB RAM, 9TB HDD, 1TB SSD]; cbsulm12-13 [96 cores, 512GB RAM, 12TB HDD, 1TB SSD]; cbsulm14-15 [112 cores, 512GB RAM, 12TB HDD, 1TB SSD].

purchase unitcurrent unithoursunit cost
(Cornell)
cost per hour
(Cornell)
unit cost
(external)
cost per hour
(external)
servercoreservercore
60 hours 60.0 hours60.0 hours $90.05 $1.50 $0.02 (96 cores)
$0.01 (128 cores)
$0.02 (64 cores)
$0.01 (112 cores)
$108.06 $1.80 $0.02 (96 cores)
$0.01 (128 cores)
$0.03 (64 cores)
$0.02 (112 cores)
200 hours 200.0 hours200.0 hours $300.18 $1.50 $0.02 (96 cores)
$0.01 (128 cores)
$0.02 (64 cores)
$0.01 (112 cores)
$360.22 $1.80 $0.02 (96 cores)
$0.01 (128 cores)
$0.03 (64 cores)
$0.02 (112 cores)
1 month 1.0 months730.0 hours $876.53 $1.20 $0.01 (96 cores)
$0.01 (128 cores)
$0.02 (64 cores)
$0.01 (112 cores)
$1,051.84 $1.44 $0.02 (96 cores)
$0.01 (128 cores)
$0.02 (64 cores)
$0.01 (112 cores)
6 months 6.0 months4,380.0 hours $4,207.35 $0.96 $0.01 (96 cores)
$0.01 (128 cores)
$0.02 (64 cores)
$0.01 (112 cores)
$5,048.82 $1.15 $0.01 (96 cores)
$0.01 (128 cores)
$0.02 (64 cores)
$0.01 (112 cores)
1 year 1.0 years8,760.0 hours $6,731.77 $0.77 $0.01 (96 cores)
$0.01 (128 cores)
$0.01 (64 cores)
$0.01 (112 cores)
$8,078.12 $0.92 $0.01 (96 cores)
$0.01 (128 cores)
$0.01 (64 cores)
$0.01 (112 cores)

gpu-equipped
This pricing is for access to GPU-equipped machines: cbsugpu01.

purchase unitcurrent unithoursunit cost
(Cornell)
cost per hour
(Cornell)
unit cost
(external)
cost per hour
(external)
servercoreservercore
60 hours 170.5 hours170.5 hours $90.05 $0.53 $0.02 (32 cores) $108.06 $0.63 $0.02 (32 cores)
200 hours 0.8 months568.3 hours $300.18 $0.53 $0.02 (32 cores) $360.22 $0.63 $0.02 (32 cores)
1 month 2.8 months2,074.4 hours $876.53 $0.42 $0.01 (32 cores) $1,051.84 $0.51 $0.02 (32 cores)
6 months 1.4 years12,446.7 hours $4,207.35 $0.34 $0.01 (32 cores) $5,048.82 $0.41 $0.01 (32 cores)
1 year 2.8 years24,893.4 hours $6,731.77 $0.27 $0.01 (32 cores) $8,078.12 $0.32 $0.01 (32 cores)

Membership: general membership
This membership allows you to use continuously the types of machines listed in the table below with some limits. The limits are 'rolling' which means that they have to be met an any given time, but get updated over time. For example if you make the maximum length reservation now, you will be able to extend it by one day tomorrow at the same time.

machinemaximum reservation length (rolling)maximum combined reservation (rolling)annual cost
(Cornell)
annual cost
(external)
unithoursunithours
general1.0 weeks168.01.0 weeks168.0$500.00$600.00
medium1.0 days24.01.0 days24.0

 

hosting
You can host your own server with us, it becomes a part of BioHPC Lab with access to all software and storage, but with usage restricted only to an authorized group.

unit unit cost
(Cornell)
unit cost
(external)
installation (one time charge) $714.58 $857.50
annual maintenance (first server) $1,039.17 $1,247.00
annual maintenance (next server) $611.75 $734.10

  

 

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