A. QB3 has some shared computing resources:
B. If you received NSF or received an honorable mention, you get free access to XSEDE:
C. Each PI gets a small amount of free computer time through Berkeley, if the lab hasn’t used it yet:
D. If you can’t find local options, everyone also gets $100/year in AWS credits since Berkeley is a member institution.
Many available free with your Berkeley CalNet ID: https://software.berkeley.edu/
Berkeley discounts: http://www.bkstr.com/studentstoreberkeleystore/shop/laptops
UCSF discounts: http://campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/retail/services/shop/computers
*Also try Googling ‘Berkeley’ or ‘UCSF’ plus whatever brand you like to see if they have discounts, for example —