The rates below represent estimates that are not yet final.  The charges related to the services listed below only apply to researchers from labs whose PIs do not have a primary or secondary faculty appointment in an HMS Quad department (external users).  Please reference this HMS policy for more details.

Compute

The compute resources that you request for your HPC jobs will define the usage charges you will incur. Charges will be based on the total number of compute hours in a given billing period.

Type 
Description 
Core Charge Rate (1 core x 1 hour) 
RAM Charge Rate (1 GiB x 1 hour) 

Standard Compute 

Compute job with less than 256GiB RAM reserved 

$0.0105  

$0.0013  

High Memory Compute 

Compute job with more than 256GiB RAM reserved 

$0.0144 

$0.0006  

 

GPU 

 

Type 
Description 
Charge Rate (1 card x 1 hour) 

 

GPU Compute 

Single or double precision 

$0.3428  

 

 

 

 

 

Storage

The storage usage charge is based on the sum of daily usage divided by the number of days in a quarter.

Type 
Description 
Charge Rate (1 TiB*, per year) 
Charge Rate (1 TiB*, per quarter) 

Active Compute 

Fast SSD for HPC Compute (O2) 

$224.06  

$56.02

Active Collaborations 

Fast disk for lab computers (research.files) 

$169.65  

$42.42

Standby

Slower disks for less frequently accessed data 

$111.64  

$27.91

 

Other Fees

Item 
Description 
Fee
Annual Access Fee Annual Access Fee per PI/Group  $40.00

Billing Rates as of 7/06/2021 

*TiB = 1 Tebibyte is equal to 1.0995 Terabytes