What are the different cost options for the Secure Computing Environment?

Secure Computing Environment (SCE) is a virtual machine (VM) service intended for researchers working with sensitive and/or protected datasets, e.g. FERPA, PHI/HIPAA. We provide on-campus VMs as well as VMs hosted on the Azure Cloud. Below are monthly cost options based on CPU/GPU and memory configurations.

 

On-Premise SCE

Level CPU and Memory Monthly cost
1 1 CPU, 2 GB RAM $41.00
2 1 CPU, 4 GB RAM $44.00
3 2 CPUs, 8 GB RAM $61.00
4 4 CPUs, 16 GB RAM $93.00
5 4 CPUs, 24 GB RAM $109.00
6 4 CPUs, 32 GB RAM $124.00
7 6 CPUs, 48 GB RAM $172.00
8 6 CPUs, 64 GB RAM $204.00

 

Azure Standard Compute SCE (CPU-only)

Level CPU and Memory Cost/Hour: Linux OS Cost/Hour: Windows OS
1 1 CPU, 3.5 GB RAM $0.073 $0.126
2 1 CPU, 14 GB RAM $0.185 $0.264
3 2 CPU, 7 GB RAM $0.146 $0.252
4 4 CPUs, 14 GB RAM $0.293 $0.504
5 4 CPUs, 28 GB RAM $0.371 $0.528
6 8 CPUs, 28 GB RAM $0.585 $1.008
7 8 CPUs, 56 GB RAM $0.741 $1.056

 

Azure GPU Compute SCE

Level GPU Card and Memory CPU and Memory Cost/Hour: Linux OS Cost/Hour: Windows OS
1 NVIDIA T4, 16 GB RAM 4 CPU, 28 GB RAM $0.631 $0.815
2 NVIDIA M60 8 GB RAM 12 CPU, 112 GB RAM $1.140 $1.692
3 NVIDIA V100, 16 GB RAM 6 CPU, 112 GB RAM $3.978 $4.254
  • All prices include 30 GB disk space. Additional storage is available for $0.25 per gigabyte per month plus $0.25 per gigabyte per month for backup.
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The Secure Computing Environment is a secure environment that mitigates the risks of working with electronic personal health information and other types of high-risk data. The SCE eases the burden on the researcher of having to configure and ensure that their computational work environment has been configured with the appropriate security controls and to minimize the risk of exposing high-risk data.