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Current rates

(as of July 2015)

Hourly Rate / Fee For Service

  • Hourly rate: $125

 

Backup Services

  • 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

    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.

 

Equipment Hosting 

  • For equipment that we support through a Level 3 contract or higher, we do not presently charge for hosting for up to 1 rack 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

 
LevelNominal # HoursYearly 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.

 

More information

For more information, for pricing on anything not covered above, or to subscribe to our services, please contact researchcomputing@mcmaster.ca or call (905) 525 – 9140 x 27209.