“General use” computational resources are HPC clusters that are available through a general queue. “Private” computational resources are HPC clusters, Web servers, file servers, and/or database servers that are purchased by a specific research group, installed in CAC’s machine room, and maintained by CAC systems staff for dedicated use by that group. “Leased” computational resources are HPC clusters, Web servers, and/or file servers that are available on a dedicated basis to a specific research group from CAC one-year leases.
The benefits of leasing nodes in a high-performance computing system operated by CAC are:
- Access to a diversity of computing resources (both multi-core blades and new large-shared memory computing nodes are available)
- Computing nodes are dedicated to your research group and always available on demand
- Excess computing nodes are free, i.e., there is no fee to use other nodes in the computing system currently not leased. A minimum of 20% of the system’s nodes will always be available for free
- Leasing enables faculty and their departments to focus on their core mission – world-class research, education, and discovery – while we focus on supporting your advanced computing needs
- Reduced upfront costs and no maintenance costs.
Web Server Leasing
CAC is also now offering one year leases of Web servers for research applications such as serving data via Web services, Wikis, etc.
The benefits of leasing a portion of a Web server operated by CAC are:
- Reduced computing hardware expenditures
- Reduced staff time for Web server maintenance
- Economies of scale generated by leasing a portion of a University Web server rather than operating your own.
For rate information on one year leases of either high-performance computing nodes or a portion of a Web or file server, or the maintenance by CAC of private HPC clusters, Web Servers, file servers, and/or database servers, please visit Cornell rates.
To discuss these offerings, please email or call Dave Lifka at 607-254-8621.
The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing is on the winning XSEDE team announced by the NSF. XSEDE replaces the TeraGrid program. For XSEDE allocation information and links to other national and state resources, visit bridging to national cyberinfrastructure.
HPC Systems for Industry
Industry access to Cornell HPC systems is available through memberships in the