Next Generation HPC System Planning at Iowa - Argon

The University of Iowa is in the planning process for the next generation shared HPC system - Argon. The current anticipated timeline is for installation the beginning of 2017.

Below is final pricing for the Argon system node configurations. All equipment includes a five-year warranty. Purchases of nodes in Argon are now available and pricing is good through October 2017. Please contact ben-rogers@uiowa.edu for details.

Compute Nodes

Non-Accelerator Capable Nodes

  • Standard Node – $5399
    • 2 x Xeon E5-2680v4 (28 Cores at 2.4GHz), 128GB
  • Mid-Memory Node - $5930
    • 2 x Xeon E5-2680v4 (28 Cores at 2.4GHz), 256GB

 

Accelerator Capable Nodes (Two available accelerator slots)

  • Standard Node - $5781
    • 2 x Xeon E5-2680v4 (28 Cores at 2.4GHz), 128GB
  • Mid-Memory Node - $6219
    • 2 x Xeon E5-2680v4 (28 Cores at 2.4GHz), 256GB
  • High Memory Node - $6804
    • 2 x Xeon E5-2680v4 (28 Cores at 2.4GHz), 512GB

All Nodes Contain

  • 1TB SSD
  • 1Gb Ethernet
  • 100Gbps Omnipath

 

Accelerator Cards

  • Nvidia K40m – $3232
  • Nvidia K80m – $4529
  • Nvidia P100 - $5890
  • Knights Landing - Not yet available, contact us for details

Note: Nvidia consumer GPU cards such as the Titan series are not supported in server systems.

Note: If you believe that you will want more than one accelerator card in the future please let us know at time of purchase.

 

Data Storage

Note: Storage servers are not high availability but do have redundant components and are configured using triple parity raid.

Per Terabyte Purchase Option: $40/TB/Year/Copy of Data ($80/TB/Year with backups)

Dedicated storage server configuration options upon request. Smallest configurations start at 45TB of usable storage space.

 

Purchasing

To purchase nodes in the Argon system please contact ben-rogers@uiowa.edu

Purchases may be made starting April 15, 2016.