DartFS – network attached data storage

  • Storage with snapshots are the default type of storage we provide. The snapshots will provide self-service protection against unintentional deletion/modification of the files. Snapshots are available immediately to the user for the following durations:
    • Daily for a week
    • Weekly for a month
    • Monthly for 3 months
  • Storage without snapshots is available at a lower cost. It is appropriate for data that can easily be reproduced.
  • Off-site backup is a paid service that provides copies of data in the cloud or on removable media.

Pricing

  • All researchers of the Dartmouth community are entitled to a Computing Bill-of-Rights level of service at no cost.
  • For all users: 50GB of personal research data space snapshotted (HOME) is FREE
  • For faculty and PIs: 1TB of shared lab space snapshotted (LAB) is FREE

LAB and/or custom storage can be specified as follows:

Type Cost
Storage with snapshots – RECOMMENDED $95/TB/year
Storage without snapshots $75/TB/year
   
Off-site backup (optional) Variable based on needs

Virtual Servers

Each VM can be configured with either Linux OS or Microsoft Windows.

Virtual Server vCPU(s) RAM HDD OS support
only*
OS and applications
support**
Tier 1 4 16GB 120GB $1,260/year $1,510/year
Tier 2 2 8GB 80GB $680/year $930/year
Tier 3 2 4GB 60GB $470/year $720/year
Tier 4 1 2GB 40GB $340/year $590/year

* Operating Systems support include critical updates and security patches

** OS and basic software applications (web server, database, etc.) maintenance, critical updates, and security patches.

Containers

Type Cost
Standard (up to 4gb memory) $155/year
Large (up to 16gb memory) $540/year

Computing Shares – Joining the Discovery Co-op

  • All researchers of the Dartmouth community are entitled to a Computing Bill-of-Rights level of service at no cost (currently 32 scheduled core, when available).
  • Discovery is a cooperative effort and all users on the cluster are encouraged to purchase enough nodes to satisfy their normal needs.
  • Currently a share purchase is a one-time cost of $4,900 which currently is equivalent to 16 cores, 128GB RAM (8Gb RAM/core), for a period of  5 years with limited support.

Database storage

  • Research ITC provides access to one research database (one per PI) with limited storage, performance and availability. Databases can be of the following type: PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MySQL, SQL Server 2019. Self-provisioning of database is available on the Research Computing Dashboard.
  • Containerized Databases are also available at a cost. Contact us for details
  • Pricing is the same as DartFS with snapshot: starting at $95/TB/year

Consulting services and custom developments

  • All researchers of the Dartmouth community are entitled to a Computing Bill-of-Rights level of service at no cost.
  • All consulting beyond BoR level are custom priced, and go by 5% of an FTE (approx. $5,000/year per 5% FTE).
  • Current rates (January 2023):
    • internal rate (Dartmouth projects): $100/hour
    • external rate (non-Dartmouth projects): $165/hour

Please contact us directly for more information, questions, budgets and quotes.