Several of the Shared Computing Resources will have more processor cores online than are actually available to all users. These extra processor cores are likely part of a private Research Condo as described below. Any processor cores assigned to the Research Condo will only be available to users as predetermined by the Condo owner according to the rules below.
- An individual or group (referred to as a Partner) purchases a computational resource (referred to as a Condo) to support specific computing needs and agrees to work with the university’s infrastructure and support model for research computing (referred to as the Research Computing Resort).
- The Partner contributes a percentage of their investment into a common pool of resources (referred to as the Commons) in return for services and support that includes a private queue.
- Partners specify the queuing policy and access right to the private queue.
- The University supports and manages the hardware for the term of the agreement.
- Partners permit the University to scavenge unused CPU cycles from their Condo and make them available for the common good.
To inquire about the purchase of a Condo, please contact Dr. Kim Andrews, Manager of the Research Computing Support Group, at email@example.com.