How to Use ABCI

ABCI USAGE FEES

FY H30 (FY ends March 31, 2019)

ABCI Service Menu and Usage Fees for ABCI Points

  • Prior to ABCI use, users need to obtain ABCI Points by paying the usage fee equivalent to the number of ABCI Points. ABCI Points are obtainable by units of 1,000 points.
  • ABCI Points can be obtained at any time.
  • ABCI Points will be deducted according to ABCI usage. When the balance is exhausted, ABCI will not be available to the user.
  • For example, used ABCI Points are calculated as follows in the case of Spot and On-Demand:


Spot can be prioritized (the job will be executed prior to ordinary jobs). In this case, the priority coefficient is 1.5
Cloud Service Provided Instances ABCI Points
Service Type Resource Type Resource Overview Upper Limit Hours
Computing Resource Spot
(Batch Queue in Best Effort)
Full 4GPU, 40 core, 360GB memory 72 Hours 1.0 ABCI Point/ Hours
G.large 4GPU, 20 core, 240GB memory 0.9 ABCI Point/ Hours
C.large 20 core, 120GB memory 0.6 ABCI Point/ Hours
G.small 1GPU, 5 core, 60GB memory 168 Hours 0.3 ABCI Point/ Hours
C.small 5 core, 30GB memory 0.2 ABCI Point/ Hours
On-demand
(Interactive Queue in Best Effort)
Full 4GPU, 40 core, 360GB memory 12 Hours 1.0 ABCI Point/ Hours
G.large 4GPU, 20 core, 240GB memory 0.9 ABCI Point/ Hours
C.large 20 core, 120GB memory 0.6 ABCI Point/ Hours
G.small 1GPU, 5 core, 60GB memory 0.3 ABCI Point/ Hours
C.small 5 core, 30GB memory 0.2 ABCI Point/ Hours
Reserved
(Daily Basis)
Reserved for Entire Node
Daily Fee (Upper limit is 30 days)
1.5 ABCI Point/ Hours
Storage Services Monthly Fee for 1TB according to Requested Shared Disk Quota. 5 ABCI Point/1TB・Month
Encrypted File System To be provided

  • The usage fee equivalent to 1 ABCI Point will be reviewed annually. For FY H30 (ending March 31, 2019), 1 ABCI Point is 200 yen (Tax not included).
  • Points not used by the end of the fiscal year will expire and will not carry over into the following fiscal year. However, if ABCI is not available due to unavoidable circumstances beyond the user's control such as natural disasters and ABCI is not available until the end of March and the inoperable period exceeds 20 days, then ABCI Points can be carried over to the next fiscal year.
  • Paid usage fees will not be refunded.
  • In the following cases, the usage fee will be waived:
    ->ABCI services are provided free of charge for approved AIST projects.
    ->Other exceptional cases when AIST decides to waive the usage fees.