Cost - Scale-Out Computing on AWS


You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this solution. As of June 2022, the total cost for running this solution with default settings in the US East (N. Virginia) Region is approximately $441.27 per month. This cost estimate includes deploying an m5.large Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an Application Load Balancer (ALB), a highly available Amazon OpenSearch Service (OpenSearch Service) cluster, Amazon EFS, AWS Backup, and a NAT Gateway.

Note that the following factors will contribute to incremental costs for an actively used deployment:

  • Compute jobs submitted and what resources they consume (EC2 instances, EBS volumes)

  • Volume of data stored in persistent shared and scratch storage.

Example cost table

The following table provides an example cost breakdown for deploying this solution with the default settings in the US East (N. Virginia) Region.

AWS service Monthly cost
Amazon OpenSearch Service (Provides user and administrator analytics dashboard) $231.30
Amazon EC2 (Persistent scheduler hosts the WebUI, schedular and solution scripts) $144.73
Elastic Load Balancing (Provides accessibility) $16.21
Amazon Elastic File System (Persistent storage for users’ home directories and applications) $0.33
AWS Secrets Manager, AWS Backup, and other Amazon EC2 related networking $48.70
Total: $441.27*

This pricing estimate does not include ephemeral visualization or compute instances or data transfer costs. For full details, refer to the pricing webpage for each AWS service you will be using in this solution.


This solution includes tools to manage the ephemeral usage cost. For more details, refer to the Project budgets section in this guide.