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Dedicated Research VM Infrastructure

Friday, January 16th, 2015

This article describes the existing Research IT Virtual Machine service and outlines our planned developments. For more information, please email Existing Research Virtual Machine (VM) Service (RVMS) IT Services already offer a research VM service. Through this service, VMs are offered to research groups: with a relatively low specification, such as one or two CPU cores, four GB RAM and 25 GB local storage; on which researchers may have admin/root privileges. A standard Scientific.. Read more »

iCSF Graphics/Viz Capability

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The iCSF now has a graphics/viz. capability. This capability is based on three AMD GPUs and works with a new Research Virtual Desktop Service (RVMS) node which is tied closely to iCSF nodes: the network latency between this RVMS node and the GPU host is low; and bandwidth is high and uncontended. Furthermore, network traffic from RVMS node to users’ desktop is heavily compressed (the RVMS uses NX/X2GO). The combination of these features means that.. Read more »