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:
|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|
|Yearly price||CHF 300||CHF 1000||CHF 3500||CHF 10,000|
Every project package includes:
- 10 GB of storage in /home per user
- Access to /scratch
- 12 months validity (can be extended)
- Basic Support
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: Compute Quota
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:
|Number of purchased Node Hours||Price per Node Hour|
|500 – 4999||CHF 1.00|
|5000 – 29,999||CHF 0.80|
|> 30,000||CHF 0.70|
- Prices apply to each individual transaction. Previous purchases do not affect the price.
- Purchasing node-hours does not change the validity of the project. All these 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).