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2017 Feb 14 Research IT Club
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Introductions


2017 Feb 14 Research IT Club

Simon Hood

its-ri-team@manchester.ac.uk

Research IT Infrastructure and Platforms Manager,
IT Services, University of Manchester


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News

News


Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?


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FATPOU Compute


Free computational resources for everyone. . .





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Research Data Storage


Research Data Storage refresh well underway





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New People


Research Infra just keeps on growing and growing. . .

We have now run out of deskspace. . .


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Tier 2/Regional

Regional/Tier 2 Compute Platform Developments


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Input

Your Input


 

Background: Research IT's Main Challenge

Handling Data-Intensive Computional Research


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Fractions of an FTE


Need half a person?


ITS-underwritten, soft-funded FTEs:


Come and talk to us!


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Strategy and Investment

Time for another go. . .
HPC, HTC and HPDA Strategy Forum — first meeting yesterday:
  • Objectives: develop strategy for CIR; estimate growth in requirements; make case for funding.
  • Need more people who are not The Usual Suspects!
Recurrent Faculty funding?
  • 150k/year from each adds up!
Money we likely have!
  • 43k this year; 300k next year. What should we spend it on?

 

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