The cost for the new NVIDIA Ampere A100 GPUs that power the DGX A100 nodes in HiPerGator AI will be measured as a multiple of the Normalized GPU Unit (NGU), which can be purchased as hardware or leased at the rates published on this page.
Although the NVIDIA Ampere A100 GPU is significantly more powerful, the average application performance ratio between the new A100 and the RTX 2080ti and RTX 6000 GPUs is not yet known. As a result, until June 30, 2022, the HiPerGator scheduler will treat the A100 as equivalent to the other GPUs. This means that an investment in 1 NGU will give access to 1 A100 GPU or 1 RTX 2080ti GPU or 1 RTX 6000 GPU.
We expect that access to 1 A100 GPU will require 2, 3, or 4 NGUs. In planning for proposal budgets that include use of the A100, you should keep this in mind. We will evaluate the data and update the scheduler policy accordingly.
UFIT’s Research Computing resource access is available either by purchase of hardware or through a charged service. See the Groups and Allocations policy page for more details. Note that when purchased as a service, the cost of resources is 10% higher than equipment purchased for its lifetime. Training and consultation services are also available to cluster users.
Select the price sheet appropriate for your group and decide what level of investment will meet your research needs: