Policy: ASAP06 - R5
Title: HPC Proprietary Program Charges
Date: 01/01/94:Revised 3/24/2005
Distribution: All ASA HPC Clients


This policy discusses charges to ASA High Performance Computation (HPC) clients for proprietary application programs available on ASA HPC platforms.


ASA Policy ASAP04 specifies the charging policy for ASA HPC platforms. This policy documents only the ADDITIONAL charges each user is to pay for using certain proprietary programs. These charges are specified by the vendor of each particular program, and are based on program usage.

  • Proprietary charges are in ADDITION to the normal processing charges for HPC time.
  • Proprietary charges are always billed by the Alabama Supercomputer Authority, unless the user has received an exemption.