Fully Managed Cloud-HPC Cluster

Basics

Fluid Numerics' Fully Managed Cloud-HPC Cluster solution allows you to quickly start leveraging cloud resources for high performance computing (HPC) and high throughput computing (HTC) workloads. Our fully managed solution is based on the images from our fluid-slurm-gcp marketplace solution, giving you access to an elastic HPC cluster with the Slurm job scheduler and our cluster-services CLI for easily managing your highly customizable compute resources.

With the fully managed solution, Fluid Numerics will manage your Google Cloud Platform infrastructure and provide you with the IP addresses for your login and controller nodes. Fluid Numerics also provides other support services, including Remote System Administration and Cloud-HPC Cost Optimization to help you get the most out of your cluster and accelerate your time-to-science.

Cloud-HPC Cluster Features

All Managed Cloud-HPC Cluster solutions come with a core set of features, including

  • CentOS-7, CentOS-7+OpenHPC, or Ubuntu-20.04 Operating System Images

  • Slurm 20.02 Slurm Job Scheduler

  • System management tools : cluster-services CLI

  • Support for Network Attached Storage, including Filestore (NFS), Lustre, and GCS Storage.

  • Globally scalable compute partitions

  • GPU compute partitions

  • Cloud SQL Slurm Database Support

Included Services

With any fully managed cloud-hpc cluster subscription, Fluid Numerics provides the following basic services

  • Cloud Billing Management

  • Cloud Identity User Accounts Management for credentialing and access

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) Policy Management

  • Google Compute Engine (GCE) Instance Management

  • Virtual Private Cloud Networking and Firewalls

  • Project Quota Management & Capacity Planning

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Minimal

Costs

Setup Fee : $360 USD (One-time)

Subscription : $60 USD/user/month

+ GCP service costs

+ (Optional) Add-on costs

Features

  • Community Support

  • GCP quota management

  • 8 vCPU Login + Controller instances

  • 1 TB /home and /apps space

  • Globally scalable compute partitions

  • GPU compute partitions

Operational

Costs

Setup Fee : $490 USD (One-time)

Subscription : $90 USD/user/month,

$258 USD/user/quarter, or

$999 USD/user/year

+ GCP service costs

+ (Optional) Add-on costs

Features

  • Community Support

  • GCP quota management

  • 32 vCPU Login + Controller instances

  • Globally scalable compute partitions

  • GPU compute partitions

  • Up to 64 TB /home space

  • CloudSQL Slurm Database

  • System image updates & migrations

Enterprise

Costs

Setup Fee : $730 USD (One-time)

Subscription : $120 USD/user/month,

$345 USD/user/quarter, or

$1260 USD/user/year

+ GCP service costs

+ (Optional) Add-on costs

Features

  • Community & Direct Support

  • GCP Quota Management

  • 32 vCPU Login + Controller instances

  • Globally scalable compute partitions

  • GPU compute partitions

  • Up to 64 TB /home space

  • Up to 64 TB /mnt/share space

  • CloudSQL Slurm Database

  • System image updates & migrations

  • Billing & Job Reports

  • SMTP Email Relay

  • Service Interruption Response

Custom

Costs

Setup Fee : $899 USD (One-time)

Subscription : Variable quarterly & annual rates

+ GCP service costs*

+ (Optional) Add-on costs

Features

  • Community Support

  • GCP quota management

  • Login + Controller custom sizing

  • Globally scalable compute partitions

  • GPU compute partitions

  • Design your NAS systems for /home, /lustre

  • Choose your monthly subscriptions & Service Level

How Does Billing Work ?

All of our managed service solutions break down your expenses with a one-time setup fee, recurring user subscriptions, direct GCP service costs, and optional add-on services. Fluid Numerics has develop three products (minimal, operational, and enterprise) that combine common infrastructure design elements and support services. Additionally, we offer a fully customizable solution where we help you design the system that is right for your team.

Fluid Numerics Services

For all solutions, one-time and recurring subscription fees, including initial setup, user subscriptions, and add-on services are billed together from Fluid Numerics at the start of your billing cycle. Your organization can choose monthly, quarterly, or annual billing cycles during onboarding. Adjustments to monthly subscriptions, such as user seat subscriptions, can be made at any time upon your request.

Google Cloud Platform Services

To pay for Google Cloud Platform services, your organization buys into credits with Fluid Numerics. These credits are applied on a monthly basis to pay for GCP services that are associated only with your organization's account. Each month, all unused credits rollover to the next month, at no cost. The minimum credit balance required varies with your product SKU and maximum GCP vCPU, GPU, and disk quotas. Any remaining credits at the end of your managed service contract are refunded after applying refund processing fees.

Billing Components

One-Time Setup

All of our Managed Cloud-HPC solutions have a one-time setup fee that covers contracting and billing setup, initial user onboarding, and initial cluster configuration launch and testing. During the Cloud-HPC Cluster setup, we work with both business and technical points of contact at your organization to ensure the HPC cluster and accompanying Cloud infrastructure meets technical and business requirements.

User Subscriptions

Every user on your cluster is provided with a Cloud Identity account under fluidnumerics.com. Fluid Numerics manages your teams' POSIX Account profiles and Identity and Access Management (IAM) Policies to help ensure your resources are accessed only by authorized users. Additionally, HPC System Administrators, Standard Users, and Billing Administrators all have access to User Support Services to provide public assistance through our community support forum and private assistance related to Google Cloud Platform Infrastructure & Billing, Quota management, and Capacity Planning.

Direct GCP Service Costs

Fluid Numerics passes all of the compute, network, and storage expenses from Google Cloud Platform directly to your organization. This allows you to pay for only the resources you use and enables you to take advantage of all of Google Cloud Platform's cost saving features including sustained use discounts and preemptible compute instances. Fluid Numerics can also help you capacity plan and set up committed use discounts to help you further save on expected compute costs.

Add-On Services

Out-of-the-box, Fluid Numerics provides support for maintaining your infrastructure on Google Cloud Platform. Optional Add-On Services can help you get the most out of your cluster, optimize your cloud spend, and accelerate your time-to-science. Add-On Services can be requested at any time as a bolt-on component to an existing Managed Cloud-HPC Cluster subscription.

Optional Add-On Services

Infrastructure Services

  • Burst from On-Premise! Cloud Federation Setup

  • Lustre Cluster Setup and Integration

  • Custom Systems Design, Engineering, & Integration

  • Compute Partition Design & Engineering

Billing Services

User Services

  • Add a new user

  • Remote System Administration

  • Standard User and System Administrator Training

  • Two-factor authentication Setup

  • SMTP Email Relay Setup to support job completion email notification

  • Software Porting & Performance Tuning

  • Software GPU Acceleration

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