This calculator is provided as a working example of a TCO model. Feel free to use our example HPC TCO calculator to:
- quickly estimate your TCO;
- learn the basics of TCO models;
- explore whether you need a more complex model.
The initial data in the calculator are not necessarily intended to be representative and were mostly sourced from the audience at our SC18 tutorial on TCO models for HPC. You can edit the values in the white boxes, and the values in the yellow boxes should be updated automatically. Any data you enter, and any results, stay on your computer and are not sent to NAG or anyone else. This calculator is provided as is. No responsibility is accepted by NAG for your use of this model.
Of course, this is only a simple model - although it is good enough to be useful quickly for many situations. However, we could add further detail to this model if needed, for example:
- More years (i.e., service life longer than 3 years)
- Technology refresh
- Performance comparisons/factors as well as cost
- Many other TCO elements - e.g., security costs, insurance, software costs, etc. See the blue box at the bottom of the page for for a longer list of possible elements
- Finance effects
- Hybrid on-prem/cloud
- Effects of GPUs and other accelerators
Please do contact us for advice on using the tool, help with building your own model appropriate to your situation, to get an Excel copy of the tool, or for anything else we might be able to help with.
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