(as of May 2016)
Hourly Rate / Fee For Service
- Hourly rate: $125
- Backup services: $500 / yr + one time set up fee ($125 / machine) + contributions to hardware as deemed appropriate (based on volume). Note that the annual fee includes 1TB of data only.
- Restore services: charged at standard hourly rates
Hosted Server Packages
- = $500 / yr + initial setup fee of $500**
- Research Group Server Package B = $1,000 / yr + initial setup fee of $500**
- Research Group Server Package C = $2,000 / yr + initial setup fee of $500**
- Research Group Server Package D = $4,000 / yr + initial setup fee of $500**
- RHPCS LAMP Server Package (available by special arrangement only)
- Shared Server Web Hosting Package E (for research units) = $500 / yr + initial setup fee of $500
- Shared Server Web Hosting Package F (for administrative and teaching units) = $1,000 / yr + initial setup fee of $500
- Website hosting for research groups (on an existing instance) = please contact us
Additional storage and memory can be purchased. Please contact us for more information.
**Teaching, administrative units and external clients should add 100% to these figures.
- For equipment that we support through a Level 3 contract or higher, we do not presently charge for hosting for up to 16U of equipment, subject to capacity.
- For equipment that we support through a Level 2 contract, we charge $200 per unit per year, subject to capacity.
- For other equipment, we charge $500 per unit per year, subject to capacity.
Programming and Computing Support Contracts for McMaster Researchers / Non-research clients
|Level||Nominal # Hours||Yearly rate|
|1||40 (formerly 1/8 day)||$2,500 / $4,000|
|2||75 (formerly 1/4 day)||$4,500 / $7,500|
|3||148 (formerly 1/2 day)||$8,250 / $14,800|
|4||329 (formerly 1 day)||$16,500 / $32,900|
|5||658 (formerly 2 days)||$33,000 / $52,640|
|6||987 (formerly 3 days)||$49,500 / $78,960|
|7||1316 (formerly 4 days)||$66,000|
|8||1645 (formerly 5 days)||$82,500|
|9||1974 (formerly 6 days)||$99,000|
|10||2303 (formerly 7 days)||$115,500|
Overages are either billed at the cheaper of either the prevailing hourly rate, or increasing to the next level of support contract.
For more information, for pricing on anything not covered above, or to subscribe to our services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (905) 525 – 9140 x 27209.