HPC Core Facility Services

Computing Services

  • System design and acquisition
  • Cluster installation and maintenance
  • Operating system and HPC software maintenance
  • System and hardware security
  • User support
  • Storage services, including primary and archival storage

Consulting Services

  • Consulting on HPC code optimization, data transfer and access
  • Consulting and assessment of HPC needs
  • Cloud-ready research applications
  • National resources
  • Letters of Support and Grant Proposal development


In general, the current model for funding the HPC core facility follows the condominium model:

  •   research HPC equipment is purchased by principal investigators (PIs), and
  •   the university assists with the funding of the HPC core facility personnel and operations costs.

Equipment purchased by PIs is made generally available within HPC clusters, and the PIs and their research teams are able to utilize all the shared resources in proportion to the amount invested.  Presently there are as yet no uniform rates for equipment in existence, but there are established rates for the CAES Farm, Genome Center LSSC0, and upcoming HPCCF HPC clusters. 

The HPC Core Facility have established a uniform rate structure which began in May 2023. This rate structure is valid for LSSC0 and upcoming HPCCF clusters.

There are no fees for the following services:

  • Initial strategy meeting to discuss which computing and consulting services will best meet the research, education, or outreach components of your grant proposal or current project.
  • General help to get started or answer the occasional question.
  • Various appropriate try-before-you-buy compute campaign setups and evaluations.