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Introductions

Research Infrastructure


Simon Hood

simon.hood@manchester.ac.uk

Research Infrastructure Coordinator, IT Services




 

Campus CIR Ecosystem

Integrated Compute, Storage and Off-campus Access





                       [[ George's pic. ]]
                       [[ George's pic. ]]




 

CIR Stats

CSF
  • 1.3 million academic contribution since December 2010
    • 5000 CPU cores
  • 175k more lined up — January?
  • Awaiting outcome of some big bids. . .Kilburn?
Storage
  • 500 PB per year
  • Current: 120 TB for each faculty
Network
  • July: 1.5m on Cisco kit
  • 80 Gb core, 10 Gb buildings
People
  • George!




 

Recent and Current Work

Redqueen
  • RGF-funded refresh of 50% of cluster
  • Integration with Isilon
CSF (mostly batch compute)
  • Summer — 300k procurement
  • Moving all home-dirs to Isilon (keeping local Lustre-based scratch)
Gateways
  • SSH
  • NX (X2Go) — Research Virtual Desktop Service
New Clusters
  • Incline/iCSF — interactive compute
  • Zreck — GPGPUs, Xeon Phi, FPGA. . .
RDN (20 Gb)
  • CSF, Redqueen, Incline/iCSF, Zreck
  • Michael Smith (FLS); MIB (to come(?)); MHS? Materials Science?