Project Packages

To access the cscs2go platform it is necessary to open a project, which needs to be renewed yearly. cscs2go offers different kinds of project package differentiated by the storage quota (on /store) and the maximum number of users that can belong to the project (including the requesting user). Both of these are the main drivers for the price, plus a small initial compute quota that can be extended with an add-on:

START-UP BASE MEDIUM LARGE
Max. # users 1 3 5 10
Storage quota 1 TB 5 TB 20 TB 70 TB
Compute quota 100 NH 200 NH 1000 NH 1000 NH
Price (Academia) CHF 200 CHF 550 CHF 2300 CHF 5800
Price (Other) CHF 400 CHF 1100 CHF 4600 CHF 11'600

Every project package includes:

  • 10 GB of storage in /home per user
  • Access to /scratch
  • 12 months validity (can be extended, same fee applies)
  • Basic Support

Please note: prices includes VAT where applicable. ETH Zürich employees have an extra 25% discount. Academic prices are available to researchers employed by a Swiss University only.

The specifications of the node itself depend on whether you choose the Piz Daint Multicore (XC40) or Hybrid (XC50) partition; full details can be found here. More information concerning on the usage of the quota can be found here.

 

 

Add-on: Node Hours

In addition to the base number of node-hours offered in each package, users can purchase additional node-hours at any time during the project’s lifetime:

Requestor Type Price per Node Hour Minimum request
Academia CHF 0.53 10'000 node hours
Academia CHF 0.80 None
Other CHF 1.60 None

Please note: prices includes VAT where applicable. ETH Zürich employees have an extra 25% discount. Academic prices are available to researchers employed by a Swiss University only.

Purchasing node-hours does not change the validity of the project. All remaining node-hours are lost at the project’s expiration date, or after 12 months, whichever occurs sooner (project expiration date can be extended, but purchased node-hours have to be consumed within 12 months of purchase).