Purchasing CSC's Services - Services for Research
Purchasing CSC's Services
When the conditions for free-of-charge use of CSC's services are not met, you can use many of our services by purchasing them. To purchase our services and expert support, please contact our service desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allas, cPouta, ePouta, Mahti, Puhti, Rahti, and SD Desktop services
Since the use of these services is measured primarily by billing units (BUs), to use them you need to purchase our computing base package. Please note that the base package does not cover any possible initial setup costs, only service usage.
CSC's computing base package
Our base package is the minimum amount of billing units that you can purchase per project. This package can be used for computing, cloud and related storage resources, unless agreed otherwise.
The base package costs 1190 EUR (VAT 0 %). It includes:
- 20 000 BUs
- 4 user accounts
- Support from our experts via the service desk (email@example.com)
To estimate how many BUs your project might consume, use our billing unit calculator. If you would like to read more about billing units and their use in our services, please refer to the page on billing units.
When you require more BUs or user accounts for your project than the base package provides, you don't need to repurchase the same package. You can purchase additional resources separately.
- 420 EUR per additional 20 000 BUs
- 30 EUR per additional user account
Please note that VAT is not included in the prices above.
Although you can purchase as many billing units as needed, please note that these services have certain quota limitations per project as well. See our page on quotas to find out which quotas may or may not be altered.
Other CSC's services
The use of the following CSC's services are purchased differently. Other services not listed may also be available for purchase, please contact our service desk for more information.
Up to a fifth of LUMI supercomputer's computing capacity is intended for industrial R&D use. See the price list and steps to become a commercial LUMI user. Please note that LUMI does not use CSC's billing units and the computing base package does not apply in the use of LUMI.
For academic use, a personal Chipster user account costs 500 euros per year. Corporate users can purchase personal (single-user) accounts or company accounts. Please contact us for more information.
We offer some these tailored EUDAT services for purchase:
- B2SHARE and B2DROP: tailored to meet the specific needs of a community in terms of metadata, storage space, user management, and branding
- B2SAFE: used to store, replicate and implement data management policies on research data repositories across multiple EUDAT service providers
If you would like to learn more, please contact our service desk.
To use Kvasi, you will need a CSC project with Puhti supercomputer. The use of Puhti requires a CSC's computing base package, therefore, you will need to purchase it first. The actual Kvasi package options are sold separately on top of that. You can find Kvasi packages and pricing on CSC Docs.
To get access to Notebooks service, you need to purchase a CSC computing base package and, if needed, any additional user accounts. All user accounts are personal and cannot be shared. A single purchase of a base package is valid for the duration of a single well-defined research or education project (1-2 years). Use of Notebooks does not consume billing units.
CSC also offers consulting in many areas. For example, we can consult you on adapting the open-source Elmer software for your own use. Our consulting services will be billed according to your contract with CSC. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org about possible consulting services for your particular case or project.