We get a lot of questions regarding the cost of using Idun, or how to become a shareholder.
Idun is a shareholder machine. This means that all users with an account on Idun are affiliated with a faculty, department or research group with a support agreement with NTNU IT. If your affiliation does not have a support agreement with NTNU IT, you are not entitled to use Idun. We make exceptions for special cases or if you want to try Idun out before becoming a shareholder
To become a shareholder you have to invest in two components: Some piece of hardware, in essence single computenodes, and a support agreement with NTNU IT.
Currently (spring 2021) the pricing for an support agreement with NTNU IT is ca 22.000 NOK per year for a three year agreement or five year agreement.
The minimum cost of a computenode (spring 2021) is ca 65.000 NOK
We recomend a five year support agreement.
The cost matrix looks like this (spring 2021):
(cpu/gpu hourly cost also takes into account power/cooling)
|support cost||node cost||Total cost||cpu hour cost per cpu core/GPU|
|3 year cpu||66000||65000||130000||0.10 NOK|
|5 year cpu||110000||65000||175000||0.08 NOK|
|3 year gpu (4 x A100)||66000||850000||915000||8.10 NOK|
|5 year gpu (4 x A100)||110000||850000||960000||5.00NOK|
To get pricing and shareholder info, please send an email to:
Arne Dag Fidjestøl <firstname.lastname@example.org>