The Campus Cluster Program is an ongoing service in support of shared computing and storage resources for the campus.
Illinois researchers and/or Illinois campus units, either individually or as a group, can gain access to the ICCP research computing system either by investing in compute hardware or purchasing time on-demand through the Research Computing as a Service (RCaaS) model.
Those who invest in compute resources on the cluster have guaranteed access to the number and type of nodes that they purchase through their Primary Queue. In addition, all Investors have access to the Secondary Queue which allows for utilization of nodes not in use by Primary Queue jobs. This model is typically best for researchers who need to run longer, more computationally intense jobs over a longer period of time. For pricing and ordering information, visit Buy Compute.
The RCaaS model allows researchers to purchase computing time on-demand and pay only for the time they use for computation without requiring a costly, up-front hardware purchase. This option is especially beneficial for projects with short to moderate duration or sporadic computational needs. For pricing and ordering information, visit Buy Compute.
Not sure which model is best for you? ICCP staff can make recommendations about the most appropriate model to meet your project goals. Contact us!
Illinois researchers can gain access to the ICCP storage system either by investing in 6 TB storage disks that each have a 5-year lifespan or by renting storage space by the terabyte/month (TB/month) through the Research Storage as a Service (RSaaS). Researchers with shorter duration or more sporadic storage needs may prefer the RSaaS option. For pricing and ordering information, visit Buy Storage.