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Purchase Process

Rice Cluster

Easy Purchase

Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) partners with select vendors to offer ITaP-maintained Community Clusters, dedicated virtual servers, and research storage options. ITaP Research Computing and Storage offers peace of mind, lower overhead, and are more cost-effective than operating resources yourself.

Purchasing any ITaP Research services is easy! Simply find the option you are interested in below, log in with your career account, and enter your Purdue spending account information in the online form.

You may view your orders at any time. Once your business office has approved the accounts provided, we will contact you with any follow-up questions and direct you to our self-serve account management portal where you can grant access to any researchers or students you wish to authorize.

Community Clusters

ITaP is currently offering purchase of access to nodes in three clusters serving distinct communities:

  • Rice features nodes with two 10-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors (20 cores per node), 64 GB of memory, and an FDR Infiniband network. Rice is optimized for a wide variety of highly-parallel and HPC applications. Rice was built in 2015.
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  • Snyder currently features nodes with two 10-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors (20 cores per node), and 256 GB or more of memory. Snyder is optimized for data-intensive life sciences or any application requiring large amounts of memory per node. Snyder was first built in 2015 and is being expanded each year with newer hardware based on demand.
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  • Hammer currently features nodes with two 10-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors (20 cores per node), 64 GB of memory, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Hammer is optimized for massive single-core, high-throughput workflows such as parameter sweeps. Hammer was first built in 2015 and is being expanded each year with newer hardware based on demand.
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Research Storage

ITaP offers enterprise-grade storage to help researchers with their unique storage needs:

  • Research Data Depot is a high-capacity, fast, reliable, and secure data storage system designed and configured for the needs of Purdue researchers and campus units in any field. Data in the Research Data Depot is directly accessible from other ITaP Research resources and is also shareable with both on-campus and off-campus collaborators.
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Dedicated Virtual Servers

ITaP offers dedicated virtual servers through our Firebox program: