HPC Investment

Why Purchase Resources?

Mana is free to use for all students, faculty and staff at any of the campuses in the University of Hawaii system.

While a significant amount of work can be completed using free community resources, some researchers may find that they need more storage or dedicated resources to run longer jobs than the community nodes allow or they find the wait times for community resources to significantly impede their research.

Faculty and staff can purchase or lease compute nodes to power their research and select a long term storage solution for their data.

Purchase or Lease a Node

We offer computational resources that fit the needs of your research. Gain exclusive access to compute nodes that are at your disposal through a condo node purchase or lease nodes for a time period of your choice.

Condo Nodes

Condo nodes ordering will be available from Sept. 1-30, 2021

Nodes include both Infiniband HDR100 and 25GB ethernet networking to the cluster, along with 5-year warranties.

NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE
CPU Nodes
Standard  Node 2 x Intel Xeon 6240R 2.4GHz, 48 core total, 192Gb RAM $9,120*
GPU Nodes
GPU Node 2 x Intel Xeon 6248R 3GHz, 48 core total, 192Gb RAM, 8 x Quadro RTX 5000 w/ 16GB GDDR6 RAM $28,060*

*Please note that prices listed are based on previous orders, and may be subject to change as orders need to go out for bid.

Node Leasing

NODE TYPE TIME PERIOD PRICE
Community Node 1 to 12 months $110 per month per node*

*subject to indirect cost

Node Ordering Process

How to purchase condo nodes:

View our Node Ordering Instructions

How to lease nodes:

UH faculty and staff are eligible to lease nodes by completing the Standard Node Lease Form

Long Term Storage

Accelerate your research and store your data on the cluster for faster access.

Long Term Storage (LTS) is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) system that can be leased by UH faculty and staff. Contracts are typically for a one year period, but longer contracts can be made.

STORAGE SIZE TIME PERIOD PRICE
1 TB(2 TB minimum order) 1 year $20 per TB*

*subject to indirect cost

Storage Ordering Process

Use the Long Term Storage Order Form to place your order.

Once we receive a completed form, the following information is required to fulfill the order:

  • A group name that we can use to limit access to your purchased storage
    • group name should end with _group or _lab and be at least 9, alphanumeric characters, which may also include underscores
    • Example: kite_group
  • UH email address of those who should have access to the newly created LTS volume

If you have questions please contact us at uh-hpc-help@lists.hawaii.edu.