A Little History

HPC at (UMIST, VUM and) University of Manchester

. . .whitepaper published in latter part of 2009. . .

Funding Model — IT Services-Run Comp. Shared-Fac.
  • One-off capital secured from centre: 90k
    • Cluster infra. (head nodes, storage, network h/w. . .)
  • All compute nodes must be paid for by research groups
    • With "tax" to contribute to future infrastructure
  • No contribution — no use!
From Many to Few
  • Academics encouraged to buy in to central facility — not do own thing.


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UoM and the CSF


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Basic Batch System Usage


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