New Pricing on Kingspeak Nodes

Would you like your jobs to run immediately rather than waiting in the queue? Buy your own nodes! Dell has provided us with new pricing on nodes: $5480/node with 64GB RAM and $6045/node for 128GB RAM. This price includes the cost of cables and switch port and will be valid until mid-December 2014. If you are interested in purchasing nodes please send us an email indicating your interest and the quantity of nodes. Please note that this pricing is per node for units that have four nodes; orders that are not multiples of four will need to be combined with other purchases. These nodes will be added to kingspeak.

Each node has:

  • CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2670v2 (Ivy Bridge) 2.5 Ghz (10 cores/ socket, 2 sockets/node = 20 Cores)
  • Local Disk: 1TB for swap and /scratch/local
  • Interconnect: Mellanox FDR Infiniband (56 Gbs)
  • 5 Years Warranty

If you need a different configuration (e.g., memory, more local disk, etc) please contact Guy Adams for specific quotes.

In addition CHPC also has storage available. The current price is $210/TB for group space (no backups) and $500/TB for home directory (weekly full and nightly incremental backup to tape). This is on hardware that is under warranty until March 2019. Due to backup constraints the limit is 1TB per group for home directory space. Arrangements for quarterly archive tape backups of the group space is possible with the purchase of the tapes needed. Please contact CHPC for further details.