2024 Condo Cluster Program Purchases
CARC is now taking requests for the Condo Cluster Program Purchase Model.
By Dani Cannella
CARC is taking requests for the Condo Cluster Program Purchase Model earlier than usual this year. Requests for 2024 will be available from October 30, 2023 until December 1, 2023.
This traditional system purchase model is useful for research groups that need to make a bulk purchase using a research grant or departmental budget. It is also useful for grant proposal budget planning purposes. The purchase model is available in addition to the annual subscription model, which allows PIs to subscribe to their desired nodes on an annual basis. In both models, PIs have access to their nodes on the Endeavour cluster, which are completely dedicated for their own jobs without the job limits and resource restrictions present in the general-use Discovery cluster nodes.
For 2024, we are upgrading to the new NVIDIA L40 and L40S GPU models for our GPU nodes. GPU node configurations and prices (as well as CPU node configurations and prices) can be found on our Condo Cluster Program Purchase Model Pricing page.
New purchases are requested via the purchase form on the Condo Purchase Requests page under the “Project” tab. See the Request New Condo Purchase user guide for detailed instructions on how to complete this form. Once your request comes through the user portal, the CARC team will reach out to you for further discussion and order finalization.
Note: The deadline for system purchase requests is December 1, 2023.
Nodes purchased will be added to the Endeavour condo cluster, which is a high-performance computing cluster designated specifically for the Condo Cluster Program. Endeavour users will enjoy the same advanced computing capabilities, fast speeds, and software stack that the Discovery cluster offers.
We recommend that you explore the following links to learn more about the Condo Cluster Program:
- Condo Cluster Program Information Overview
- Getting Started with the Endeavour Condo Cluster
- Condo Cluster Program Purchase Model Pricing
- How to request a new condo purchase in the CARC user portal
If you have any questions about CCP purchases, please submit a help ticket and we will assist you.