Alabama Supercomputer Authority Policy

Policy: ASAP04 - R7
Title: HPC Charges for Commercial Clients
Date: 01/01/94:Revised 9/1/2009
Distribution: All ASA Commercial Clients

A. OVERVIEW.

This policy establishes guidelines for charging for processing on ASA's High performance Computing (HPC) platforms. Currently, ASA maintains two (2) HPC platforms, an SGI 350 and a Dense Memory Cluster system. The method is based upon a cost recovery charge per CPU hour.

B. HPC SYSTEM CHARGES.

C. SOFTWARE CHARGES

Clients that request use of software provided by ASA must abide by the software license agreements for those software packages. Most of the software packages have the license terms included in the online documentation.

Most of the software provided by ASA is licensed for academic use. Commercial users or university researchers doing work under contract to commercial firms must contact the Alabama Supercomputer Authority to see if this usage is allowed by the current license.

D. ADDITIONAL CHARGES

Additional charges may be incurred if additional disk space is required above the assigned initial space.

Charges for additional consultation may be deemed appropriate when time is expended above and beyond the normal is experienced.

All users are responsible for the safe disposition (backup) of their own program and data files.

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