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 February 1 to March 1, 2022.

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


CPU Nodes Standard  Node 2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6342 2.8GHz, 48 cores, 256GB RAM $10,400.00 
CPU Nodes Standard  Node 2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6342 2.8GHz, 48 cores, 768GB RAM $13,510.00
CPU Nodes Standard  Node 2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6342 2.8GHz, 48 cores, 1024GB RAM $15,110.00

*Pricing reflects the current market. Please contact us with questions: uh-hpc-help@lists.hawaii.edu


Node Leasing


Community Node 1 to 12 months $110 per month per node*

*subject to indirect cost

Purchasing Process

How to purchase condo nodes and lease nodes: 

View our HPC Ordering Process here. 

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.


1 TB(2 TB minimum order) 1 year $20 per TB*

*subject to indirect cost

Storage Ordering Process

View our HPC Ordering Process here. 

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