Service Costs in the MGCF

Please see Campus Recharge Policies

University students, faculty, etc can use the MGCF at the recharge rates outlined below (fiscal year 18-19).

The photo printers are $4.00 per 8.5x11 page.

The poster printer is $4 per square foot with a base $47 handling fee.

The consulation rate is $94/hour (only charged for dedicated individual work, excess time spent on print jobs, etc, not for routine user support).

CPU usage on Linux machines (workstations and cluster) is $0.065/hour.
These costs are per core per hour. This really only affects computational applications. Logins and interactive use involve miniscule amounts of CPU time.

CPU and consulting charges may be eligible for a College of Chemistry labor subsidy (the rate varies). See your account administrator for details.

Disk Storage is $1.43 GB/month.

The disk rate is reset to market values for the current fiscal year to match new income and expense projections.

This is for storage in home directories. Temporary or scratch space is free but is cleaned out often. Home directories are carefully backed up to disk mirrors. Temporary use space is not backed up!

You might want to consider Box or Amazon S3 or some other cloud provider for long term storage. Our data array is designed for high throughput data usage and not long term storage. A large service provider can be more cost effective for that need.

Disclaimer: The University of California is a non-profit organization and the MGCF serves the UC community. Off campus persons will be better served seeking printing services from a commercial print shop.

However, for consulting on computational chemistry projects, there may be no commercial option available so please feel free to contact us. We are glad to provide consulation on specialty projects within the constraints of our software licenses.