To use the large-scale computer systems offered by the Cybermedia Center, users need to pay a service charge. The service charge is necessary to satisfy the users' requests and requirements. The charge then helps to improve the quality of our service although the Cybermedia Center is financially supported in part for completion of our mission. The service charge is in proportion to the user's amount of consumed computational resources. In exceptional cases, HCC is freely available within resource limitations based on its job class table. "Node-hour" in shared-use mode is explained here. "OCTOPUS point" in OCTOPUS shared-use mode is explained here.

 
 

Service charge list

Rule excerpt from the "Service Charge Rule of Osaka University, Section 3, Part 17, Service charge of the Cybermedia Center's large-scale computer systems".
 

Service charge list (since Apr. 1 2018)

(1) Service charge of SX-ACE

(A) dedicated-use mode
Basic charge number of dedicated-use nodes
185,000 JPY/Year 1 node
(B) shared-use mode
 course Basic charge number of available node-hour
0.1 million JPY 5,700 node-hours
0.5 million JPY 28,500 node-hours
1 million JPY 59,700 node-hours
1.5 million JPY 89,500 node-hours
2 million JPY 125,100 node-hours
2.5 million JPY 156,300 node-hours
3 million JPY 196,100 node-hours
4 million JPY 272,800 node-hours
5 million JPY 369,400 node-hours

<Remarks>

      1. A consumption tax of 8 percent of the total service charge based on the above rule is added.
      2. The service charge is only valid within the Japanese fiscal year.
      3. 500 GB disk space is allocated to each application request. This allocation is only valid for the first application.
      4. In (A), a contract change request is accepted only when users request adding node-hours.
      5. In (A), the basic charge for more than 2 nodes is calculated in proportion to the node number based on the basic charge of 1 node.
      6. In (A), we might accept the users' application requests for more than 10 nodes on the basis of a three-month period. In this case, the service charge per month is one-tenth of the basic charge for a 1 node-year.
      7. In (B), users are not allowed to change courses. However, a request for additional courses is permitted.

 

 

(2) Service charge for VCC (PC cluster system for large-scale visualization system)

(A) dedicated-use mode
Basic charge number of dedicated-use nodes
320,000 JPY/Year 1 node
(B) shared-use mode
course Basic charge number of available node-hour
0.1 million JPY 3,500 node-hours
0.5 million JPY 17,500 node-hours
1 million JPY 35,000 node-hours
1.5 million JPY 52,500 node-hours
2 million JPY 70,000 node-hours

<Remarks>

      1. A consumption tax of 8 percent of the total service charge based on the above rule is added.
      2. The service charge is only valid within the Japanese fiscal year.
      3. 500 GB disk space is allocated to each application request. This allocation is only valid for the first application.
      4. In (A), a contract change request is accepted only when users request adding node-hours.
      5. In (A), the basic charge for more than 2 nodes is calculated in proportion to the node number based on the basic charge of 1 node.
      6. In (A), we might accept the users' application requests for more than 10 nodes on the basis of a three-month period. In this case, the service charge per month is one-tenth of the basic charge for a 1 node-year.
      7. In (B), users are not allowed to change courses. However, a request for additional courses is permitted.

 
 

(3) Service charge for additional disk of SX-ACE and VCC

basic charge additional storage size
10,000 JPY/Year 1 TB

<Remarks>

      1. A consumption tax of 8 percent of the total service charge based on the above rule is added.
      2. The service charge is only valid within the Japanese fiscal year.
      3. A request for additional courses is permitted during a fiscal year, but not the request to change courses.

 
 

(4)Service charge for OCTOPUS

(A) dedicated-use mode
Basic charge number of dedicated-use nodes
191,000 JPY/Year General purpose CPU cluster 1 node
793,000 JPY/Year GPU cluster 1 node
154,000 JPY/Year Xeon Phi cluster 1 node
(B) shared-use mode
Course Basic charge number of available OCTOPUS point
0.1 million JPY 1,000 points
0.5 million JPY 5,250 points
1 million JPY 11,000 points
3 million JPY 34,500 points
5 million JPY 60,000 points
(C) additional disk of OCTOPUS
basic charge additional storage size
3,000 JPY/Year 1 TB

 
<Remarks>

      1. A consumption tax of 8 percent of the total service charge based on the above rule is added.
      2. The service charge is only valid within the Japanese fiscal year.
      3. 1 TB disk space is allocated to each application request. This allocation is only valid for the first application.
      4. In (A), a contract change request is accepted only when users request adding node-hours.
      5. In (A), the basic charge for more than 2 nodes is calculated in proportion to the node number based on the basic charge of 1 node.
      6. In (A), we might accept the users' application requests for more than 10 nodes on the basis of a three-month period. In this case, the service charge per month is one-tenth of the basic charge for a 1 node-year.
      7. In (B), users are not allowed to change courses. However, a request for additional courses is permitted.
      8. 計算ノードの利用に使用するOCTOPUSポイントは、使用したノード時間に対して以下の消費係数および季節係数を乗じたものとする。季節係数は前年の利用状況等を鑑み、0を超える1以下の値を設定する。

        Node type Consumption coefficient Seasonal coefficient
        General purpose CPU node 0.0520 1
        (entire FY2018)
        Detail is here
        GPU node 0.2173
        Xeon Phi node 0.0418
        Large-scale shared-memory node 0.3703

        The detail information about OCTOPUS point is here

      9. (C) is only valid within the Japanese fiscal year.
      10.(C)は1つの申請グループにつき、250TBの追加を上限とする。