Billing units and Pricing 

The use of CSC's computing, cloud and storage services can be either free-of-charge use or paid use. 

Free-of-charge use 

If you are a researcher, teacher or learner from Finnish organisation there is a high probability that you can use CSC's computing, cloud and storage services free-of-charge. The users from Finnish higher education institutions and state research institutes can use the services for free for academic research, education and training.  Also your partners such as private companies can use the services for free when collaborating with you. You can read in more detail about the free-of-charge use here: https://research.csc.fi/free-of-charge-use-cases.

Paid Use

You can purchase the services when the conditions of free-of-charge use are not met. To purchase services and expert support, contact CSC's Service desk: servicedesk@csc.fi.

If you're unsure whether or not your use falls within the free-of-charge use or paid use, please contact CSC's Service desk: servicedesk@csc.fi.

Billing Units

The use of CSC's computing, cloud and storage services is based on billing units (BUs). CSC uses BUs to allocate resources to users, monitor the resource use and to charge the user when the use of the services is paid by the user. 

CSC's billing model describes how BUs are consumed in different services. You can use the billing unit and pricing calculator on this page to estimate your billing unit consumption and its costs. Note that the costs in euros apply only, if your use does not fall within free-of-charge use

Billing Models

Pricing of Services

CSC's computing, cloud and storage services are also sold to Finnish higher education institutions or state research institutes, when the intended use does not fall within free-of-charge use. The services can also be sold to private companies. To purchase services and expert support, contact CSC's Service desk: servicedesk@csc.fi.

CSC Computing Base Package

The base package includes all you need to get started with the CSC's computing, cloud and storage services. It is also the minimum amount of billing units that can be purchased from CSC. It can be used for computing, cloud and related storage resources, unless otherwise agreed. The Base Package is charged once per project.

The Base Package includes

  • 20 000 billing units
  • 4 user accounts
  • Support by our experts via CSC Service Desk

Price for The Base Package (VAT 0 %) is 1190 EUR.

Additional Resources and Consulting Services

  • Billing units (20 000 BUs): 420 EUR (VAT 0 %)
  • Additional user account: 30 EUR (VAT 0%)
  • Consulting will be billed according to your contract with CSC.

Billing Unit and Price Calculator