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Resources & Services

System and Cluster Administration

SDSC provides system administration for servers and clusters colocated at SDSC or located elsewhere on the UCSD campus. Standard support includes operating system and software patches and updates, along with business-hour monitoring and hardware repair in accordance with vendor warranties.

SDSC strives to efficiently provide a secure, stable, and cost-efficient operating environment through centrally maintaining a number of supported base reference system configurations (Linux, Solaris, and Windows) that can be applied to customer-supplied hardware. Other non-reference machines can also be hosted and administered on an ad-hoc basis as needed.

Administration Costs

Service General Cost Components


Systems Administration Starting at $60 per server/month, based on complexity and configuration options


Cluster Administration Based on complexity, number of nodes, and configuration options

For more information, please contact services@sdsc.edu