The cost of services offered by ARC-TS is shown in the descriptions below. Researchers in the Medical School, College of Engineering, College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts, and School of Public Health pay lower rates due to cost sharing by those units.

Flux Standard Memory

The Flux resource that is the most suitable for most people is the standard memory Flux core: one compute core with 4GB RAM interconnected with 40Gbps InfiniBand networking. Researchers often start with a small number of cores — between 4 and 24 — to validate their workflow in the Flux environment.

About 10,000 Flux cores are available for this service.

Standard cost $11.72 per core/month
Contribution from Engineering, LSA, SPH, or Med School $5.12 per core/month
Cost to researchers in Engineering, LSA, SPH, and Med School $6.60 per core/month

To order service:

Email hpc-support@umich.edu with the following information:

  • number of cores needed (for help, see our Allocations page)
  • U-M shortcode for billing
  • start and end dates
  • list of users who should have access to the allocation
  • list of people who can change dates or approved users of the allocation

Flux Larger Memory

Flux has 360 cores with larger amounts of RAM — about 25GB per core, or 1TB in a 40-core node. For researchers with codes requiring large amounts of RAM or cores in a single system, the Larger Memory Flux nodes can be a good option.

Standard cost $23.82 per core/month
Contribution from Engineering, LSA, SPH, or Med School $10.52 per core/month
Cost to researchers in Engineering, LSA, SPH, and Med School $13.30 per core/month

To order service:

Email hpc-support@umich.edu with the following information:

  • number of cores needed (for help, see our Allocations page)
  • U-M shortcode for billing
  • start and end dates
  • list of users who should have access to the allocation
  • list of people who can change dates or approved users of the allocation

Flux GPUs

Flux has 40 NVIDIA K20x GPUs available for researchers with applications that can benefit from the acceleration provided by GPU co-processors.

In addition, the software library on Flux has several programs that can benefit from these accelerators.

The cost per month listed below includes two cores and one GPU.

Standard cost $107.10 per month
Contribution from Engineering, LSA, SPH, or Med School $47.10 per month
Cost to researchers in Engineering, LSA, SPH, and Med School $60 per month

To order service:

Email hpc-support@umich.edu with the following information:

  • number of cores needed (for help, see our Allocations page)
  • U-M shortcode for billing
  • start and end dates
  • list of users who should have access to the allocation
  • list of people who can change dates or approved users of the allocation

 

Flux on Demand

Flux on Demand (FOD) allows users to run jobs as needed without committing to a month-long allocation. FOD may be the right choice for users with sporadic workloads that don’t result in consistent sets of jobs run over the course of a month. FOD jobs have access to 1,826 Standard Flux processors. To create a Flux-on-Demand account, email hpc-support@umich.edu with the list of users who should have access to the account.

Flux on Demand cost $30.25 per core/month, rounded to the nearest core-second
Contribution from LSA, SPH, or Med School $13.31 per core/month
Cost to researchers in LSA, SPH, or Med School $16.94 per core/month

To order service:

Email hpc-support@umich.edu with the list of users who should have access to the account.

Armis on Demand

The Armis HIPAA aligned HPC is only offered as an on-demand service. The on-demand service allows users to run jobs as needed without committing to a month-long allocation. To request a Armis-on-Demand account, email hpc-support@umich.edu with the list of users who should have access to the account. Currently Armis is being offered as a release candidate HPC service and the charges below will not apply until the service is transitioned to production.

Armis on Demand cost $30.25 per core/month, rounded to the nearest core-second
Contribution from LSA, SPH, or Med School $13.31 per core/month
Cost to researchers in LSA, SPH, or Med School $16.94 per core/month

To order service:

Email hpc-support@umich.edu with the list of users who should have access to the account.

Flux Operating Environment

The Flux Operating Environment (FOE) is meant to support researchers with grants that require the purchase of computing hardware. FOE allows researchers to place their own hardware within the Flux cluster. The FOE provides the data center, staff, networking, storage and software. More information is available on the Flux Operating Environment page.

Standard cost $113 per node/month
Contribution from Engineering, LSA, SPH, or Med School* $113 per node/month
Cost to researchers in Engineering, LSA, SPH, and Med School* $0 per node/month

* Researchers in these units will be eligible for no-cost FOE subscriptions for equipment purchased through external grants submitted between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016. For more information, visit the the Flux Operating Environment page or email hpc-support@umich.edu.

To order service:

Email hpc-support@umich.edu