Purchasing Equipment for the GridShare & Print
Interested in owning your own piece of the Grid?
These are the key areas where we assist, free of charge, with equipment purchases:
- Grant requests
- Pricing and vendor negotiation
- Running research applications
What does it cost?
Depending on the size of your purchase and our available capacity, there may be some infrastructure costs such as power, rack space, networking, and kvm.
How does purchasing work?
Given the dollar amount available, we determine the best equipment for the intended use and assess the need for expanding our infrastructure. We may need to request proposals from various vendors with assistance from the purchasing department. Once the desired equipment is selected then the purchase is made and shipped to our computing center where we unpackage and install it.
Benefits to hosting at the WSU Computing Center:
- Reliable campus network
- Authoritative LDAP authentication
- Secure storage and backup
- Battery backup/generators
- Central job scheduler
- Secure firewalls
- Technical support staff
- Application development
- 24/7 monitoring
- Air conditioning
- Remote system management
- Electrical installations
- Physical security
- Waterless fire suppression system
- Priority access to purchaser