Use our free online TCO Calculator to calculate the hidden costs associated with HPC storage downtime and identify your potential savings
Total cost of ownership (TCO) now rivals performance as a top criterion for purchasing high-performance computing (HPC) storage systems, according to an independent study published by Hyperion Research.
The full report “The Importance of TCO for HPC Storage Buyers” is available for download here.
How the TCO calculator works:
Hyperion averages are entered as defaults
The Hyperion average system surveyed was 13PB in capacity, you can enter the capacity you are interested in to see estimated costs based on survey averages.
After doing that, you can override each entry based on your individual circumstances.
Usable Capacity (PB)
Acquisition Cost (Hardware, Software, and Support)
Installation Time Cost
Storage Installation Time (Days)
Installation Cost per Day Estimate
Annual Administration Cost x 5 Years
FTE Staff Managing HPC Storage
Individual FTE Cost
Annual Tuning/Re-tuning Cost x 5 Years
Frequency of Tuning/Re-tuning (Times/year)
Tuning Delay to Peak Performance (Days)
Planned Downtime and Performance Loss During Delay (HPC Storage Single Day Downtime Cost x 10% )
Annual Unplanned Downtime Cost x 5 Years
Storage System Failure Frequency (Days/Year)
Recovery Time From Storage System Failure (Days/Failure)
HPC Storage Single Day Downtime Cost
Total 5 year TCO
Savings with Panasas over 5 years
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Hyperion Survey average install days: 3.5 x $3,200 PS cost per day (page 11)