GCP - Pricing
The current net cost to campus customers is roughly equivalent to Google's GCP rates.
The National Institutes of Health, a major funder for UW Madison researchers, has begun the STRIDES Initiative, to encourage researchers to use Cloud resources when sensible. This program is now available using GCP with better discounts that the UW Madison community at large.
Customers are responsible for ensuring that any grant funds used to pay for GCP is done in accordance with RSP (https://rsp.wisc.edu) policy and federal requirements (2 CFR 200 Subpart E). Basic guidance can be found at https://www.rsp.wisc.edu/awardmgt/explanation_costs.html. It is recommended that all customers who wish to use a grant to pay for GCP contact RSP for guidance. The campus Research Computing Initiative can also respond to questions about how to effectively use Public Cloud offerings for conducting or preparing for research.
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