Great Lakes Cluster Rates

The 2019-20 rates for the Great Lakes Cluster have been approved. These rates represent cost recovery for the Great Lakes Cluster, and do not include any support your unit may choose to provide.

Partition Rate Per Minute Rate Per Month CPU Unit Memory Unit GPU Unit
standard/debug/viz $0.000430556 $18.59 1 7 gigabytes N/A
largemem $0.001374306 $59.37 1 41.75 gigabytes N/A
gpu $0.004939815 $213.40 20 90 gigabytes

The monthly rate is based on a 30-day month; per-minute rates are included for reference. Charges are based on the percentage of the machine your job requests (in terms of the amount of cores, memory, and GPUs), and its actual runtime. 

ARC-TS is working on providing a command-line and web-based method to calculate job charges to assist you in cost estimation. 

The College of Engineering, Medical School, and School of Public Health (while funds last) will cost-share 44% of the Great Lakes Cluster rates for sponsored research accounts for researchers in these units who are paying to use the Great Lakes Cluster on unit shortcodes.

The College of Literature, Science, & the Arts (LSA) will cost-share 44% of the Great Lakes Cluster rates for research accounts for researchers in these units who are paying for their use of the Great Lakes Cluster on unit shortcodes. NOTE:  This cost-sharing is in place temporarily while a cost-sharing strategy for LSA is devised. Questions should be directed to Luke Tracy (ltracy@umich.edu), Manager of Research Computing Services, LSA.

See the LSA funding page for information on funding courses at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

The School of Public Health will cost-share 44% of the Great Lakes Cluster rates for sponsored research accounts for researchers in these units who are paying for their use of Great Lakes Cluster on unit shortcodes. NOTE: The SPH cost-sharing is limited to a finite budget. Therefore, SPH faculty and staff must check with the Assistant Dean for Finance to verify if/how much cost-sharing is available.

To establish a Slurm account for a class please contact us at hpc-support@umich.edu with the following information:

  • Students to be put on the account
  • List of individuals to administer the account
  • Any limits to be placed on the either the users or the account as a whole

Please note: courses are currently free of charge through the end of winter term 2020. All students will need to have a user login to use the account and can via this form – https://arc-ts.umich.edu/login-request/

Example jobs and their charges¹

To help illustrate how the job charges work, here are some examples of differently-sized jobs.

Partition Total CPUs Used Total Memory Used Total GPUs Used Cost Per Minute
standard 1 1 GB N/A $0.000430
standard 1 10 GB N/A $0.000615
standard 36 5 GB N/A $0.015492 
standard 50 GB N/A $0.003074
largemem 1 180 GB N/A $0.005925  
gpu 1 20 GB 1 $0.004940 

¹ The charges above have been rounded for readability.

If you have questions, please send email to hpc-support@umich.edu.

Order Service

Billing for the Great Lakes service began on January 6, 2020. Existing, active Flux accounts and logins have been added to the Great Lakes Cluster. Complete this form to get a new Great Lakes cluster login.

If you would like to create a Great Lakes Cluster account or have any questions, contact hpc-support@umich.edu with lists of users, admins, and a shortcode. Trial accounts are also available for new PIs.