Become a shareholder and partner in Idun

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. Alternatively buy cpuhours directly, based on the cost of raw cpu hour + pluss support cost per core per hour.

We recomend a five year support agreement.

The cost matrix looks like this :

Prices spring 2024:

Support costNode costTotal costcpu/gpu hour cost per cpu core/GPU
3 year cpu (56 cores)81000ca 123000ca 204000ca 0.12 kroner / hour
5 year cpu (56 cores)135000ca 123000ca 263000ca 0.09 kroner / hour
3 year gpu (8 x H100)11000030000003110000ca 14 NOK
5 year gpu (8 x H100)16000030000003160000ca 8.00NOK

Prices Spring 2023:

Support costNode costTotal costcpu/gpu hour cost per cpu core/GPU
3 year cpu (56 cores)75000ca 105000ca 180000ca 0.11 kroner / hour
5 year cpu (56 cores)125000ca 105000ca 230000ca 0.09 kroner / hour
3 year gpu (8 x H100)750003000000307500014 NOK
5 year gpu (8 x H100)125000300000031250008.00NOK

Prices Autumn 2022

(cpu/gpu hourly cost also takes into account power/cooling)

Current GPUs bought are A100(40/80 GB)

Support costNode costTotal costcpu/gpu hour cost per cpu core/GPU
3 year cpu (56 cores)69000900001560000.15 NOK
5 year cpu (56 cores)115000900002050000.09 NOK
3 year gpu (4 x A100)660008500009160008.10 NOK
5 year gpu (4 x A100)1150008500009650005.00NOK
3 year gpu (10gpu)66000165000017160006.25 NOK/GPU
5 year gpu (10 gpu)115000165000017650003.75 nok/gpu

To get pricing and shareholder info, please send an email to:

Arne Dag FidjestĂžl <adf@ntnu.no>

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