University of Vermont

Vermont Advanced Computing Core

Payment & Funding


The VACC is supported by a tiered, pay-per-use policy. All users of the VACC elect to join (or are placed into) one of three tiers on a yearly basis. The combined income from all paying users supports a full-time IT professional who facilitates our goals to expand and maintain the VACC, and to make it user friendly. Currently, UVM provides financial support for the hardware and maintenance.

All Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) based on hardware purchased by VACC users are in effect. If you purchase dedicated hardware for the VACC, you are required join Tier 2 or Tier 3.

Three Tiers
  • Tier 1 - membership is subsidized, and will entitle you to the full use of the VACC, albeit with low queue priority and 10,000 compute hours.
  • Tier 2 - membership is $1,015 for FY18, which will entitle you to mid-range queue priority and 100,000 compute hours.
  • Tier 3 - membership $4,060 for FY18, entitling you to high queue priority and compute hours above 100,000.

Payment arrangements are due by July 1st of each year. Tier payment may change annually dependent on UVM internal funding commitment and grants awarded to the VACC.

General help to get you started and/or to answer questions, send email to or call 802.656.8867.