Funding Flux Usage
- Flux is a for-fee, high performance computing service that can be funded in a variety of ways using U-M shortcodes.
- Unrestricted or appropriate sponsored funds may be used to pay for Flux usage.
- Guidance for various scenarios that may result in funding for Flux usage are described here.
Flux is a for-fee service provided jointly by the Office of Research CyberInfrastructure (ORCI), ITS, and CAEN that provides high performance computing resources via time- and CPU-bounded subscriptions. These subscriptions are billed monthly against your University account.
The Flux rate and billing service allows for funding from a range of sources: federally funded research projects; general funds; departmental instructional funds; faculty discretionary and research incentive accounts; cost sharing; and faculty start up package funds. All Flux charges are charged to a U-M shortcode, no other payment method (cash, credit cards, etc.) is accepted.
There are multiple ways to fund a Flux allocation, and several appropriate times to consider sourcing the funds for Flux.
- Unrestricted or appropriate sponsored funds may be used to pay for a Flux allocation at any time.
- If you are preparing a grant application and want to propose funding for Flux, see Flux for Grant Writers and Flux for Research Administrators.
- If you are preparing a start-up or retention offer, see Flux for Start-up and Retention Packages.
- If you are planning to use Flux in a College of Engineering Course, see Flux for Instructors.