Rates for Farm

As of October 2023, the rates for Farm:

Node and Storage Rates (each buy-in guarantees access for 5 years):

  • Parallel (CPU) node: $13,500 (512 GB RAM, 128 cores/256 threads, 2 TB /scratch)
  • Bigmem node: 128 cores/256 threads, 2TB RAM (bml, bmm, bmh partitions) - $25,000
  • GPU: $19,500 1/4 of a GPU node (A100 with 80GB GPU RAM, 16 CPU cores / 32 threads, 256GB system RAM)
  • Storage: $100/TB with compression for five years (does not include backups) 
Bring your own equipment:

Equipment may be purchased directly by researchers based on actual cost. Equipment quote available upon request.

  • Equipment purchases not using the above rates - $375/year per rack unit for five years

Rates for LSSC0 and Hive

The Office of Research (OR) Vice Chancellor's Office has approved the establishment of the HPCCF recharge rates starting May 1, 2023. These rates will supersede previous rates set by the Genome Center. These rates are effective for the Genome Center cluster LSSC0 and the upcoming HPCCF-managed cluster. Affiliate rates are only available to UC Davis investigators.

The rates are as follows:

 UC Davis Affiliate RateExternal Rate
Cost of Primary Storage:$22 per terabyte/yr 
$95.50 per terabyte/yr
Cost of Archival (snapshot copy) Storage:$22 per terabyte/yr. (with the addition of primary storage)$316.00 per terabyte/yr. (with the addition of primary storage)
Dedicated Login Node Administration (PI purchased):$2000 / yr. 
Priority Fair Share points: $1/per 5000 / yr. 

System Administration hourly rate:

A rate of $151/hour to cover associated FTE costs for special projects.

These rates are based on a five year system resource lifetime (five year warranty).

For more information, please email hpc-help@ucdavis.edu.