Prices

The prices were set in accordance to ruling Tartu 08.10.2020 nr.  5-1.4/AT/283, and are valid since 8th of September 2020.

The financial source for receiving the income is ELTATHPC.
The individual responsible for billing is the manager of the HPC Center, Ivar Koppel.

The prices for the services offered by the HPC Center of University of Tartu are as follows: 

  Prices for the structural units of University of Tartu
(I priority*)
Prices for users from Estonian science and research institutions other than UT
(II priority*)
Use of computing servers

0.012 euros per core hour or
0.012 euros per 6 GB of memory/hour.

0.5 euros per GPU core hour.

Memory usage is calculated by 6 GB segments.

(price depends on the use of which resource is greater).**

Price for the structural units of University of Tartu + VAT 20%.

Storage space

80 euros per 1 TB per year;
in case of 2x replicated data, 160 euros per 1 TB per year.

A copy stored on tape costs 30 euros per 1 TB per year. Replicated + tape stored data costs 190 euros per 1 TB per year.

Price for the structural units of University of Tartu + VAT 20%.

Administrator’s hourly rate

50 euros per hour
(will be applied in case the desired software requires unusually long and complicated installation process).

Price for the structural units of University of Tartu + VAT 20%.

Virtual server hosting

0.003 euros per core hour.
0.0013 euros per RAM(GB) hour.
0.138 euros per SSD storage (TB) hour.

(price is the sum of used resources prices)***.

Price for the structural units of University of Tartu + VAT 20%.

Server maintenance

50 euros per server per month.
Includes monitoring and installation of security updates.

Price for the structural units of University of Tartu + VAT 20%.

* When determining the order of starting compute jobs, jobs with higher priority are given preference.

** Accounting of the use the computing servers is based on the amount of memory (with 1 unit being equal to 6 GB of RAM/h) and processors (with 1 unit being equal to 1 core hour) allocated to the user’s job(s).
For the structural units of University of Tartu, the price is based on whichever resource has more units allocated to it.  For instance, for a job that uses 1 core and 2 GB of memory, and runs for 10 hours, the price is max(1, 2/6)*10*0.012=0.12 euros, but for a job that uses 1 core and 12 GB of memory, and runs for 10 hours, the price is max(1, 12/6)*10*0.012=0.24 euros.

***For example, in case of a virtual server m.xsmall flavor with 1 processor core, 1GB of ram and 10GB of SSD storage space allocated for it, will cost 1*0.003*24*365 = 26 euros per year for the CPU and 1*0.0013*24*365 = 11 euros per year for RAM and 1/10*0.138*24*365 = 120 euros per year for the storage space.