ARCHER kAU Calculator

This page helps you to calculate the values you need to fill in the ARCHER Technical Assessment Form.

To use the calculator simply fill in the values in the input section and the remaining entries will be calculated automatically. You do not need to fill in all the fields if you are not interested in that section.

Anywhere you see a [?] you can click for help with that section.

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Input section

Select funding body [?]:

Select ARCHER Hardware Phase [?]:

Largest Job Typical Job Smallest Job
Number of nodes [?]
Number of cores used per node [?]
Wallclock time for each job (hours) [?]
Number of jobs of this type [?]

Job Data

The information in this table can be used to help fill in the table in Section 1, Part 4 of the ARCHER Technical Assessment form. (You will also need some data from the fields you have filled in above.)

Largest Job Typical Job Smallest Job
Total memory required (per job)
Total time for these jobs (hours)

Additional Job Data

The information in this table is not needed for the ARCHER Technical Assessment form but may be useful.

Cores (per job) [?]
kAUs (per job) [?]
Notional cost (per job) (£)

Totals

This is information on the total kAUs and notional cost of the current job specification. It is useful for filling out Section 1, Part 4 of the ARCHER Technical Assessment Form and also for the cost associated with ARCHER use in the Je-S submission system.

Total 'Computing Resource (kAU)' for these jobs =

Total 'Notional Costs' for these jobs = £

kAU Rates and Costs

ARCHER XC30 kAU Rates

Phase kAUs/Core Hour Cores Per Node kAUs/Node Hour
Phase 2 XC30 (Nov 2014 - ) 0.015 24 0.36
Phase 1 XC30 (Nov 2013 - Nov 2014) 0.015 24 0.36

Costs per kAU for Partner Research Councils

Phase Cost/kAU (£)
Phase 2 XC30 (Nov 2014 - ) 0.56
Phase 1 XC30 (Nov 2013 - Nov 2014) 0.76

Costs per kAU for other Research Councils

Phase Cost/kAU (£)
Phase 2 XC30 (Nov 2014 - ) 1.33
Phase 1 XC30 (Nov 2013 - Nov 2014) 1.64

Hardware Layout by Phase

ARCHER XC30

Phase Nodes Cores Per Node Memory Per Node (GB) Max Nodes Per Job Max Job Time (hours)
Phase 2 XC30 (Nov 2014 - ) 4920 24 64 4920 48
Phase 1 XC30 (Nov 2013 - ) 3008 24 64 3008 48