Presentation on theme: "Research Computing and Facilitating Services CLMS Symposium 28 th June 2012 Clare Gryce Head of Research Computing & Facilitating Services."— Presentation transcript:
Research Computing and Facilitating Services CLMS Symposium 28 th June 2012 Clare Gryce Head of Research Computing & Facilitating Services
Research Computing and Facilitating Services Evolution of existing ISD Research Computing Services Group, to provide: Leading Research Computing platform services Scientific Software Development Services –Programming resource, best practise, academic collaboration Research IT Facilitation Services –Single ‘first point of contact’ for advice and guidance regarding all Research IT Services
Research Computing and Facilitating Services and CLMS Three computational platforms: –Legion HPC service 5680 cores, filesystem currently being refreshed and expanded –Unity SMP service –Condor high-throughput service –Research Computing Linux service for teaching and learning Support, outreach and consultative services –Expand Research Computing training programme –Formal outreach and engagement programme Scientific Software Development services: –Training in common programming languages and best practise –Scientific software development services (resource) –Central code development environment
Centre for Innovation (CfI ) Overview First project for e-Infrastructure South Consortium –Oxford, UCL, Southampton, Bristol £2.82 million Capital for two HPC facilities –General purpose cluster based at Southampton (4,000 cores rising to 12,000 in 2013) –GPGPU system at RAL (4 th largest in Europe at service start – 114 TFlops) £701K recurrent (1 year only) Current Status: Tiered governance structure Tactical approach early usage Q1 ‘Pilot’ Users being nominated by Deans http://www.einfrastructuresouth.ac.uk/cfi/the-centre-for-innovation “To support multi-disciplinary research, with a centre of gravity in engineering and physical sciences, reaching out to other disciplines” “To encourage and enable industrial usage and collaboration”
Governance CLMS representation at all levels of Research IT Services Governance http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/staff/research_services/governance Further Information Research Computing homepage: www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/staff/research_services/research-computing Research IT Services homepage: www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/staff/research_services Contact: Clare Gryce email@example.com http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/staff/research_services/governance www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/staff/research_services/research-computing www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/staff/research_services firstname.lastname@example.org
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