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Current rates

(as of July 2014)

Hourly Rate / Fee For Service

  • Hourly rate: $120

 

Backup Services

  • Backup services: $500 / yr + one time set up fee ($120 / machine) + contributions to hardware as deemed appropriate (based on volume)
  • Restore services: charged at standard hourly rates

 

Hosted Server Packages

    Additional storage and memory can be purchased. Please contact us for more information.

**Administrative units and external clients should add 100% to these figures.

 

Equipment Hosting 

  • For equipment that we support through a Level 3 contract or higher, we do not presently charge for hosting, 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*

 
LevelApproximate # HoursYearly rate
1 40 (formerly 1/8 day) $2,500
2 75 (formerly 1/4 day) $4,500
3 148 (formerly 1/2 day) $8,250
4 329 (formerly 1 day) $16,500
5 658 (formerly 2 days) $33,000
6 987 (formerly 3 days) $49,500
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.

*Administrative units and external clients should add 32% to these figures.

 

 

More information

For more information, or to subscribe, please contact researchcomputing@mcmaster.ca or call (905) 525 – 9140 x 27209.