Then SWITCHengines can offer you the following benefits:
- Fast setup of an infrastructure up to 100’s of compute nodes and/or scalable storage
- GPUs on demand (in development)
- Depending on project size – support from SWITCH engineers for optimal configuration of resources
- Co-created with scientific communities
In addition you get the following advantages:
- All data protected under Swiss law and located only in Switzerland within the academic community network
- Full control by the institutions, including a flexible usage and charging model corresponding to the budgeting needs
- Strong influence on governance via the SWITCH Foundation council
- Direct backbone connection to the SWITCH network and data transfer as well as ingress/egress at no cost
- Multi-year charging models with discounts
Please note that as of 1.1.2018 approved projects can charge usage of SWITCHengines resources towards SNF funding. Same applies for Innosuisse projects upon approval of required resources.
"In our research we ask ourselves how to organize the spatial pattern to ensure e.g. a quality of service public in the future…. (by using) SWITCHengines, we can run our systems optimally and have enough power and performance."Dirk Engelke, Professor of Spatial Development at HSR
Choose your model
There are two billing models to choose from:
Either resources are billed “as you go”
or we provide multi year volume discounts for longer-term usage, such as for scientific projects or IT-services
For participating institutions, we combine the two models to provide discounts also if an institution uses a certain amount of resources cumulatively.
Pricing information for Swiss Academia
SWITCHengines Pricing Flyer 2019 ( Current as of 1.1.2019)
Currently we are invoicing the following items: CPU, RAM, IPv4 Addresses and Storage, Microsoft software licenses.