Currently there are no compute nodes available for purchase on the Mills or Farber clusters. Below are the current prices for the standard compute nodes and the specialty compute nodes for the new cluster.

The new cluster has arrived! Interested in purchasing nodes? Let us know! Those who submit an interest form will be contacted by the HPC Team.

Contact it-hpc-interest@udel.edu for additional questions regarding the new cluster.

First generation:


  Description Avail / Total Cost
Standard architecture
  • 2 x 18C Intel E5-2695 v4 (36 cores)
  • 128 GB DDR4 memory (8 x 16 GB)
  • 960 GB SSD (local scratch, swap)
  • 1 x 100 Gbps Intel OmniPath cluster network
10 / 60 $5000
Memory upgrade
  •  256 GB DDR4 memory (8 x 32 GB)
4 / 48  +$1000
  •  512 GB DDR4 memory (16 x 32 GB)
0 / 6  +$3500
  •  2 x nVidia P100 “Pascal” GPU
4 / 10  +$7000
Other options Subject to discussion with IT:

  • Additional workgroup storage quota
  • Accelerated local scratch storage (per-node NVMe)


“The importance of the community clusters in our research is that they provide a gateway to access larger national computing resource, e.g., XSEDE. As you can see, before 2012 we only get toy hours from XSEDE (below 150k SU). After we have Mills, we start to get significant SUs from XSEDE. This is because we can test run our code (for scalability, etc) in Mills and justify applying more hours from XSEDE.”

Dr. Tian-Jian Hsu

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

“The Mills cluster has been one of the reasons why I accepted my position at UD. Without it, I would not have been able to perform the computer-intensive simulations that I need for my research on turbulence generated by wind turbines. Being the biggest users of the cluster, my team and I have been interacting very closely with the IT team, whose support and help have been invaluable.”

Dr. Cristina Archer

Associate Professor, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering