Dedicated computing options are available for purchase when an MSI allocation is not enough to meet your computational needs. Multiple service configurations are available for a one-time fee.
The following five dedicated computing configuration options on the Agate cluster are available for purchase. There is one additional option with older GPU hardware on the Mangi/Mesabi cluster. The smallest unit of service for purchase corresponds to a single compute node. Configuration options and costs for FY24 are:
|CPU||Memory||GPUs||1 Year Cost||5 Year Cost|
|Option 1||128 cores AMD||512 GB||none||$2632||$12269|
|Option 2||128 cores AMD||2048 GB||none||$4082||$19519|
|Option 3||64 cores AMD||512 GB||4 x NVIDIA A100||$9321||$45715|
|Option 4||128 cores AMD||1024 GB||8 x NVIDIA A100||$16320||$80713|
|Option 5||128 cores AMD||512 GB||8 x NVIDIA A40||$10109||$49659|
Note: Dedicated Computing is exempt from Facilities and Administrative costs. The rationale for this approach follows a national trend toward incentivizing best practices related to computing and data storage. They may be delays in provisioning some solutions based on immediate supply.
MSI will offer dedicated computing through two options. A one year agreement and a five year agreement.
To purchase Dedicating Computing, please make sure you're logged into the MSI website, then fill out the form below.