Purchase Process

Halstead Cluster

Easy Purchase

Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) partners with select vendors to offer ITaP-maintained Community Clusters 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 and one desktop environment serving distinct communities:

  • Features nodes with two Intel Xeon "Sky Lake" processors (16 - 24 cores per node), at least 192 GB of memory, and an EDR Infiniband network. Gilbreth is optimized for GPU-based applications such as Machine Learning.

  • Features nodes with two 12-core Intel Xeon Gold "Sky Lake" processors (24 cores per node), 96 GB of memory, and an EDR Infiniband network. Brown is optimized for a wide variety of highly-parallel and HPC applications.

  • Features nodes with two 12-core Intel Xeon Gold "Sky Lake" processors (24 cores per node), and 384 GB - 1.5 TB of memory. Snyder is optimized for data-intensive life sciences or applications requiring large amounts of memory per node. Snyder is expanded each year with newer hardware based on demand.

  • Features HP compute nodes with two 8-core Intel Xeon processors (16 cores per node), and 256 GB of memory. The Data Workbench is an interactive compute environment for computing and data analysis, providing easy access to data analysis tools, Jupyterhub notebooks, and Rstudio server, without a batch queueing system.

Research Storage

ITaP offers several high-end storage solutions to help researchers with their unique storage needs:

  • 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.
  • A REED Folder is a managed storage solution built on top of the Box.com cloud platform, to support storage and collaboration for research projects requiring compliance with regulations or heightened security.

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