Purchase Request

UFIT’s Research Computing resource access is available either by purchase of hardware or through a charged service. See the Groups and Allocations policy page for more details. Note that when purchased as a service, the cost of resources is 10% higher than equipment purchased for its lifetime. Training and consultation services are also available to cluster users.

Restricted data (HIPAA, FERPA, ITAR/EAR) can be used on HiPerGator as described in Policies and Procedures.

There are two different tracks to purchase HiPerGator allocations, depending on whether you are part of UF or an external organization, such as another university in Florida or a UF-supported startup company. 

Purchases made by faculty at any university in the State of Florida and their collaborators are heavily subsidized, and therefore are very competitive when compared with purchases from computer manufacturers and commercial cloud providers.

Startup companies supported by UF Innovate and other qualifying organizations can use Discounted Rates as listed on the Price List.

Internal Purchase by UF Faculty or colleges and departments

Select the price sheet appropriate for your type of purchase and decide what level of investment will meet your research needs. These pages show the available items for purchase and have links at the bottom to the purchase form. You will fill out the form with the items you wish to purchase and will be asked questions about the type of funds and the chartfield string for the account to be used. After you submit the form, someone for the UFIT Business Center will contact you to put a PO in place.


Five Year Service Purchase

UF Internal Purchases Only (paid with UF PeopleSoft Chartfields) - Use one of the two order forms below to purchase either 5-Year HiPerGator Hardware or 5-Year HiPerGator-RV Resources.

To purchase hardware or services at the five-year rate please use the following links for either regular HiPerGator products or HiPerGator-RV products:

 


Variable Length Service Purchase

UF Internal Purchases Only (paid with UF PeopleSoft Chartfields) - Use one of the two order forms below to purchase either a HiPerGator Service of a variable length of time or a HiPerGator ResVault Service for a variable length of time.

To purchase hardware or services at a variable length rate (this will incur indirect cost and is at a slightly higher rate. View the Price List for more details) please use the following links for either regular HiPerGator products or HiPerGator-RV products:


Consulting Service Purchase

UF Internal Purchases Only (paid with UF PeopleSoft Chartfields) - Use the order form below to purchase consulting time at an hourly rate for regular software consultation or Restricted Data consultation.

 


Purchases by External Organizations

The process has the following steps:

  • Working with UFIT Research Computing staff for advice, obtain a quote for the services needed
    • Consult the Price List, viewing the External Rate tab
    • Contact Ying Zhang in Research Computing at yingz@ufl.edu to request a quote.
    • The only payment options for external customers are check or EFT. Credit cards are not accepted.
  • Issue a purchase order to UF
  • Once UF receives the PO, the HiPerGator resources will be allocated
  • An invoice will be sent for payment

Then check the prices from the appropriate page below and use the link at the bottom to generate a quote to start the process

  • Hardware Rates 
  • Service Rates 
  • Training & Consultation Rates
  • Discounted rates

NOTE The support model for faculty and their students at other universities in the State of Florida is a distributed model. Faculty and their associates must contact their local IT and research computing support staff with their questions and problems. You can find the contacts for each university here.