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ARCS at C2B2 offers the following colocation & hosting services to the research community.

For pricing and availability please contact John Wofford at jw2632 <at> columbia <dot> edu.

Name Description
HPC Cluster Computing C2B2 maintains several high performance computing clusters including one 24 TFlops supercomputer that debuted at #124 in the Top500 Supercomputers list. The C2B2 clusters are managed by Sun Grid Engine (SGE) and support the latest scientific software and compilers. MPICH, MPICH2 and OpenMPI parallel environments are available for parallel computing applications.

CPU time for computational research is provided on a CPU/hour basis.

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File Storage A fast and reliable clustered Network Attached Storage (NAS) system provides cutting edge disk performance for research computing application as well as ordinary file storage. The NAS storage system is integrated into the high performance computing resources to provide optimal performance to cluster computing applications. Depending on the storage options chosen, disk storage includes state-of-the-art replication technology and data backup.

Storage is provided per TB per year.

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E-Mail & Collaboration Services C2B2 offers a full range of collaboration services including E-mail, calendaring (provided by Zimbra) and document management (provided by Sharepoint).

E-Mail & Collaboration tools are provided per account per year. Sharepoint is provided per site per year.

Desktop Support C2B2 provides comprehensive desktop and device support to the user communities in the Irving Cancer Research Building and Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion.

Desktop support is provided per user and device per year.

Web hosting A robust, fault tolerant web infrastructure provides reliable load-balanced “LAMP”-style web hosting. MySQL database servers backed by high-speed SAN storage are available to power dynamic web content.

Web hosting is provided on a per site per year basis.

Virtual Server Hosting C2B2 maintains a robust server virtualization environment across multiple data centers. Managed virtual hosts are available for both Linux and Windows servers.

Virtual host pricing depends on resources required and fees are assessed annually.

Colocation and Equipment Hosting Hosting The 3000 sq.ft. ICRC Data Center provides a state of the art server hosting environment, including fault tolerant network configurations on a 10 Gbps Ethernet core, direct links to the Columbia University backbone and advanced power and cooling.

Equipment hosting comes in two tiers: high density and low density. High density racks are equipped to power and dissipate 20 kW per rack and are intended for high performance computing applications; low density racks provide 5 kW of power and cooling per rack and offer an ideal environment for traditional server hosting.

Server hosting is purchased per rack of servers and is currently available to members of Columbia University.

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