Recharge Overview for RCIC Services

Guiding principles

RCIC is funded through central campus to provide a baseline of centralized, research computing and data services. When research program needs exceed this baseline, additional capacity can be purchased through recharge. It should be noted, that rates apply only to UCI researchers (faculty, research faculty, research staff).

Proposed rates below are in the process of being approved by the UCI recharge rate review process. These have not been finalized.

Item Rate Commitment Notes

Storage Related Recharges (proposed)

CRSP Replicated Storage



Two-copy storage, available on campus network

BeeGFS Parallel Storage

$100/TB/5 Years

5 Years

Single copy, high-performance storage. Accessible only from HPC/HPC3

Selective Backup Storage

$100/TB/5 Years

5 Years

Second copy of user-selected file systems on HPC/HPC3

Computing Related Recharges (proposed)

Server installation into HPC/HPC3



Researcher-owned equipment can be added to HPC/HPC3 for a one-time charge

Node Purchase on HPC/HPC3

Dependent upon configuration

Equipment warranty period + 1 year

Hardware purchases add capacity for the owner. Equipment can remain in the cluster for warranty period + 1 year.

CPU Hours on HPC3


Minimum: 10000 core-hours

Prepaid core-hours on HPC3. Valid for 1 year after purchase.

GPU Hours on HPC3


Minimum: 250 GPU-hours

Prepaid GPU-hours on HPC3. Valid for 1 year after purchase.

Free Queue Hours on HPC/HPC3


Jobs running on the Free queue may be terminated at anytime