The Image Storage and Analysis recharge operation service center has been set up to provide image storage and analysis services to researchers at UNC. The service center is a recharge operation and must charge fees to cover the cost of operation. Here is a list of the current approved rates (approved 9/3/13).

Monthly Storage Fee

  • Storage space provided in 500 GB increments.
  • Billing is based on the amount of space allocated,not on the amount used.
  • Allocation change requests will become effective the month following the request):
    • $58/TB/month, internal rate
    • $162/TB/month, external rate

Monthly Computational Server User Fee

  • Access to the BRIC computational server:
    • $63/user/month, internal rate
    • $136/user/month, external rate

Data Analysis Fee

  • Analyze data and provide results.
  • Provide training and advice for analysis:
    • $83/hour, internal rate
    • $278/hour, external rate

Server Installation and Setup

  • One time charge to set up new user owned server:
    • $1900/server, internal rate
    • $4616/server, external rate

Monthly Server Maintenance Fee

  • Monthly charge to maintain user owned server:
    • $111/server/month, internal rate
    • $318/server/month, external rate

System Administration Support

  • Support provided to users for special projects:
    • $161/hour, internal rate
    • $403/hour, external rate

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