Part of UMRCP provided by ITSThe 2020-21 rates for the Armis2 cluster have been approved. These rates represent cost recovery for the Armis2 Cluster, and do not include any support your unit may choose to provide.

Partition Rate Per Minute Rate Per Month CPU Cores Memory Unit GPU Unit
standard/debug/viz $0.000290046 $12.53 1 7 gigabytes N/A
largemem $0.000803704 $34.72 1 26.89 gigabytes N/A
gpu $0.002815741 $121.64 5 15 gigabytes 1
Faculty Owned Equipment $61.92 / node / month

The monthly rate is based on a 30-day month; per-minute rates are included for reference. Charges are based on the percentage of the machine your job requests (in terms of the amount of cores, memory, and GPUs) and its actual runtime.

Estimating Maximum Job Costs

The command can estimate the maximum cost of job based on cpu, memory, gpu, and partition selection. The amount returned is the most a job could cost and does not account for any unit or other subsidies you have access to.

my_job_estimate --help 
my_job_estimate --cores 20 --memory 10gb --partition standard

College of Engineering Funding

The College of Engineering (CoE) cost shares a portion of the use of the Armis2 cluster for externally-sponsored research conducted by CoE researchers who are paying to use the Armis2 cluster on CoE shortcodes.  For more information, see:

Medical School Funding

The Medical School will cost-share 90% of the Armis2 Cluster rates for sponsored research accounts for researchers in these units who are paying to use the Armis2 Cluster on unit Shortcodes.

College of Literature, Science, & the Arts Funding

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts provides a cost-share of 80% for researchers in College units paying for their use of the Armis2 cluster on unit shortcodes. Questions about access or use of these accounts should be sent to

School of Public Health Funding

The School of Public Health provides a cost-share of 80% for researchers with a primary appointment in the School paying for their use of the Armis2 cluster on unit shortcodes.

Example jobs and their charges¹

To help illustrate how the job charges work, here are some examples of differently-sized jobs.

Partition Total CPU Cores Used Total Memory Used Total GPUs Used Cost Per Minute
standard 1 1 GB N/A $0.000290
standard 1 10 GB N/A $0.000414
standard 24 5 GB N/A $0.006961
standard 1 50 GB N/A $0.002072
largemem 1 120 GB N/A $
gpu 1 10 GB 1 $0.002816

¹The charges above have been rounded for readability.

If you have questions, please send an email to

Order Service

To request an account, please email us at

Users need to request a user login to access the cluster. All users must have been granted access to an account before a user login can be created. Be sure to have a Shortcode that you are authorized to use, a list of uniqnames of the users who should be able to use the account. a list of uniqnames of the administrators who are authorized to make changes to the account. If you had a pilot account, you can optionally use the same administrative group, the school or college you are a part of, and any limits that you want to set on the account (such as a spending limit or resources usage limits).

UMRCP accounts are also available to eligible researchers. For more information, please visit our UMRCP page.

Please see the Terms of Use for more information.

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