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To support users with needs consistently above the free baseline service, CARC has a UNM-approved cost model for charging for condo cluster nodes, VM hosting, dedicated storage, and custom system administration and application support. If you are not sure if you need to use the cost model, please contact us for assistance.
Costs in this model are broken into three components:
- Capital hardware is the cost of major equipment, and is excluded from F&A. These rates can be used to estimate expenses, but this will be billed based on actual cost from the vendor(s).
- Installation is the cost of non-major equipment – things like racks, power supplies, and the like. Depending on the size of the purchase, some items in this category may be shared resources and are priced accordingly. As these items are tied to the capital equipment, this cost is also excluded from F&A.
- Service is the cost of CARC staff required to administer systems or provide individualized support. Note service is subject to F&A if purchased via a grant; purchases made with unrestricted funds are not.
For all UNM customers:
The cost model calculator worksheet will allow you to determine the cost of equipment. Clicking on an item title will provide a more detailed description. The worksheet breaks costs into the categories listed above to assist in budget planning. Infrastructure and service are only subject to F&A when paying with a grant; items charged to start up or other non-grant index types will simply pay the calculated amount shown.
UNM customer pricing:
For external (non-UNM) customers:
Please contact us for access to external pricing and the associated calculator.