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Table 2 Cost structure used to estimate cost rate for local compute cluster CPUs

From: Translational bioinformatics in the cloud: an affordable alternative

Category Cost year 1 Cost year 2 Cost year 3 Total cost over 3 years Average cost per year Average cost per hour
Hardware and support $56,667 $56,667 $56,667 $170,000 $56,667  
Software licensing $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $15,000 $5,000  
Server hosting $23,424 $25,766 $28,343 $77,533 $25,844  
Personnel $43,500 $45,675 $47,959 $137,134 $45,711  
Entire cluster       $15.21
Per CPU @240 CPUs       $0.06
  1. Estimates are based on real-world costs associated with the local compute cluster used as the basis for comparison in this study. A per-CPU/per-hour cost was used as the basis for comparison with the cloud-based system.