In this page, the "point" under the shared use mode is explained as well as how it is used.
What is point?
Under the shared use mode, the amount of computational resources is managed and controlled on the basis of "point". Thanks to this point system, users are not required to complete applications for each node type, meaning that just one application allows you to use every type of nodes. points consumed on each node type is measured as follows.
Point consumption = Nodehours x Consumption coefficient x Seasonal coefficient x Fuel coefficient
The words are described in detail below.
Nodehour
1 nodehour = the computational resource amount of 1 hour computation using 1 node. In the case that you have 30 nodehours, it means that you can have onehour computation using 30 nodes or threehour computation using 10 nodes, etc...
Nodehours is calculated as follows.
Nodehours = Number of nodes x Computing time(unit:hour)
Please see below for the details of nodehour.
Nodehour in shared use
Consumption coefficient
Consumption coefficient is the static number set based on power consumption on each node.
SQUID
Node type  highpriority  normalpriority  share 

General purpose CPU node  0.3746  0.2998  0.2248 
GPU node  2.2934  1.8348  1.3762 
Vector node  1.4140  1.1312  0.8484 
Seasonal coefficient
Seasonal coefficient is the number set based on utilization situation on each node type in the previous fiscal year. The purpose of introducing this coefficient is to better improve offseason utilization and then alleviate peaktime congestion. For example, if you run a job when the seasonal coefficient is 0.8, the amount of SQUID point's consumption is 20 percent lower than usual. It is set between 0 to 1, so the cost never becomes higher than usual. We will disclose annual seasonal coefficient here at the beginning of April in order to make it easy for users to lay calculation plan.
SQUID
We set "1" as Seasonal coefficient in 2024.
Fuel coefficient

We will establish "fuel coefficient" and set prices in accordance with electric rates. We will initially set it to "0.85" for 2024 fiscal year, and review it as needed throughout the year. We will notify all users separately if there are any changes.
Examples

Using 10 SQUID General purpose CPU nodes for 3 hours (Seasonal coefficient is 1 and Fuel coefficient is 0.85)
10 × 3 × 0.2998 × 1 × 0.85 = 7.6449
→7.6449 SQUID points are consumed. 
Using 10 SQUID GPU nodes for 3 hours (Seasonal coefficient is 1 and Fuel coefficient is 0.85)
10 × 3 × 1.8348 × 1 × 0.85 = 46.7874
→46.7874 SQUID points are consumed. 
Using 10 SQUID Vector nodes for 3 hours (Seasonal coefficient is 1 and Fuel coefficient is 0.85)
10 × 3 × 1.1312 × 1 × 0.85 = 28.8456
→28.8456 SQUID points are consumed.
<FYI>
Nodehour you can use in 0.1 million JPY course (1,000 points) is as follows:
SQUID  Consumption coefficient  Seasonal coefficient  Fuel coefficient  Nodehour 

General purpose CPU node  0.2998  1  0.85  3,924 nodehours 
GPU node  1.8348  641 nodehours  
Vector node  1.1312  1,040 nodehours 
This guide is the case that you consume all 1,000 SQUID points in single node type. Of course, you can select a node type you want by the job.
How to Check Resource Usage
Please use usage_view command. This command shows the information of nodehours consumed by the user and the user's group. Also, disk usage are displayed. The detail is available from "How to Check Resource Usage".
How to Check for Resource Usage (SQUID)
Usage Rule for "point"
 Points are assigned to each group. Points cannot be shared by individual users.
 After consuming all Points, it is impossible to submit / run a job request. As to a computation that is already running, it will finish without being suspended.
 In the case that a job execution is suspended due to system trouble, the points will not be consumed. If this case occurs, we will contact you.