Purchase

Computation

Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) partners with select vendors to offer discounted compute nodes in ITaP-maintained Community Clusters. Community Clusters offer peace of mind, lower overhead, and are more cost-effective than operating computational resources yourself. For more information on ITaP Community Clusters, please see our Community Cluster Overview. ITaP is currently offering purchase of access to select numbers of nodes in two different clusters:

  • Conte, built in 2013, featuring nodes with two 8-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors (16 cores per node), two 60-core Xeon Phi coprocessors, and 64 GB or more of memory.
    Purchase access to Conte today from the Purchase Conte Cluster Access page.
  • Carter, built in 2012, featuring nodes with two 8-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors (16 cores per node) and 32 GB or more of memory.
    Purchase access to Carter today from the Purchase Carter Cluster Access page.

Storage

ITaP also operates storage offerings to help researchers with their unique storage needs:

  • The Research Data Depot, planned for availability October 31, 2014, will provide a high-capacity, fast, reliable and secure data storage system designed, configured and operated for the needs of Purdue researchers and campus units in any field and shareable with both on-campus and off-campus collaborators.
    Purchase access to the Research Data Depot when it opens from the Purchase Research Data Depot page.
  • Persistent Group Storage is a shared group storage offering based on EMC Isilon servers offering a total of 3 PB. All Persistent Group Storage purchases will be migrated to the Research Data Depot once it is operational.
    Purchase access to Persistent Group Storage today from the Purchase Persistent Group Storage page.