|SERVICE||INTERNAL RATES||EXTERNAL RATES|
Data Storagestable and enduring access to data
|$0/terabyte per year, up to 30TB||Not offered|
Developmentmobile apps, websites, databases, learning management systems
Hosting(a) Web Applications/Databases
(b) Virtual Machines
|Hosting includes proactive security patching, firewall management, software installations, and full user support.|
UAS Data Acquisition & Processing
Consulting/Technical Servicesmetadata, proposal writing, data management, etc.
RCDS operates as an official academic service center with partial financial support from the University of Idaho. This institutional subsidy lowers the costs associated with providing services, subsequently lowering the rates charged to users within the University of Idaho. However, federal regulations require that external Service Center Users must be charged unsubsidized, fully-costed rates.
In simplest terms, we define Internal and External Users as:
Internal User: Internal RCDS Service Center Users are academic users affiliated with the University of Idaho who pay for RCDS services using direct charges against a UI budget number. Examples include departments and PIs within the University of Idaho and any grants administered by the University of Idaho (including subcontracts).
External User: External RCDS Service Center Users are an entity or person that is legally separate from the University of Idaho but who wish to purchase services from RCDS. Examples include PIs from affiliated universities, private firms, and commercial research laboratories. Contact us for external rates.
RCDS provides high-capacity, enterprise-class data storage, and captures automatic snapshots for fast data recovery. RCDS also replicates data on a daily basis to offsite data stores at Idaho National Laboratory.
The RCDS provides computing services, data storage and consultation for the research community at the University of Idaho and beyond. Using funds from the NIH COBRE program we have built up the infrastructure over the past decade. The Core is now a UI service center, providing the research community with continually evolving high-end computational capabilities that can be tailored to meet specific projects needs. Our users span 18 departments across the UI, and also include off-campus researchers and collaborators.
To make use of the RCDS servers, you will need an account. Accounts are now free for UI students/faculty/staff. That account will get you unlimited access to our servers and support from our systems administrators. We organize RCDS users into research groups based on Prinicpal Investigator. Each research group/PI can store up to 30 TB data on RCDS servers at no charge. Storing beyond 30TB will require a next-level account as detailed below:
|Standard||Tier 1 Account||Tier 2 Account|
|Data ̐||<= 30TB||30-100TB||100-200TB|
|Non UI, Academic||$1538.97||$8384.09||$19130.68|
|Non UI, Private||$1538.97||$8384.09||$19130.68|
̐ Per research group.
¹ July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022
We list prices in annual units, but bill quarterly for the actual time the account was active during the previous quarter. For accounts, the minimum service time is one month.
We can support custom hardware maintenance and installations for new HPC hardware purchases.
Please also see the detailed Terms of Service
We can manage new or previously purchased HPC hardware. Details here.
We offer HPC Accounts to users at PUIs Details here.
Going to a conference? We can print your poster! We have an Epson SureColor 44” printer and an older HP Designjet 42” plotter. Submit your poster to us through our poster website (the website is only available from on UI campus). The cost for FY2022 is $30 per poster.
We accept files in either PowerPoint or PDF format. We can typically print your poster within a couple hours, but sometimes we’re really busy with other projects or printing a ton of posters. So, it’s best to give us at least a day to print your poster. In case of printer failure (or demand beyond our capacity) - we may have to refer you to the campus print center in the commons.
Productive and useful interactions with our major and potential users and project groups are a high priority for us. We regularly present updates and short workshops at weekly IBEST Lunch meetings of IBEST faculty, staff and students. These informal interactions allow us to receive and give advice, gauge customer satisfaction, and brainstorm possible future directions for strategic planning.
We offer education and training services for current and potential core users and their students. Our online documentation provides instruction on typical and advanced step-by-step workflows, how to access our systems, how to run jobs on the clusters and harvest the results, and how to use bioinformatics software. We also offer hands-on tutorials, workshops, and for-credit classes, many of which we are converting to online tutorials, on topics such as: