Offering for institutional customers and scientific communities

CSCS provides, in addition to cscs2go – which is targeted to individuals and small research groups – a wholesale offering for communities with multiple groups at a lower price. This service is centered in the middle between the User Lab (peer-reviewed) and cscs2go (single-group) to satisfy the need for resources of bigger communities.

These resources are still located at CSCS but managed and supported at your community or institution. As a community representative you decide which groups to form, how these resources are distributed among them and, optionally, whether you will provide some degree of support (e.g. 1st level or 2nd level application support) or you prefer to leave this to us.

The compute  and storage resources, service catalog, and quota, project and account mechanisms are similar to those of cscs2go with a few exceptions (e.g. quotas are quarterly, not yearly) that need to be worked together and defined in a bi-lateral agreement tailored to the needs of your community.

The subscription prices for these services are:

Compute @ Piz Daint CHF 0.40 per node-hour
Online Storage CHF 65 per TB per year
Data Protection CHF 20 per TB per year

At CSCS we understand many communities need more than just “run jobs and store data” and, for that purpose, we provide a set of additional services and interfaces to help your users (and User Portals) automate their workflows in a modern way. We will be very happy to show you around if you are interested.

Please contact us to for further information.