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2019 April Research IT Club
Head of Research IT Infrastructure and Platforms,
IT Services, University of Manchester
Workstream 1: e-Research Infrastructure
Compute and storage — on-site and Cloud;
Workstream 2: Research Data Lifecycle/Management
Research data storage and archive;
publication and respositories.
Workstream 3: Research Administration
Grant development, funding management. . .
Processes, tools, systems, teams. . .
First Major RLP Delivery!
In Production: RLP 'Z'
Almost one million pounds of University money!
4096-core HPC Pool;
reserved for true-HPC work:
! (Sustainable financial model to come. . .)
N8 Computationally Intensive Research
Born out of N8-HPC
Contract finally signed!
Less focused on HPC — more on "everything"
Two current themes: Digital Health, Digital Humanities.
What are we up to with Cloud?
AWS via Research IT (RLP 'O')
aggregated procurements and discounts; enables RIT tech support; direct charges to grant accounts; security. . .
Free Stuff (For Now)
Credits from AWS + RLP Funds
Developing AWS-based services for you — early adopters?
Phase One M and K
What else are we buying?
16 * Nvidia V100 GPUs, 182k.
3 * 1.5 TB RAM compute nodes, 72k.
10 * STD compute nodes (320 cores), 72k.
Cloud (AWS) resources, 84k.
e.g. for Shiny, Jupyter. . .
Ordered in January. ETA end of April. . .
Soon: 52 Nvidia V100 GPUs available
12 FATPOU; remainder priority to contributors.
Phase Two M and K
Your input required!
Another 360k expected available from August. . .
One workshop remaining:
Sackville Street Building D35
Tue 09 Apr 2019
11:30 – 13:00
What should we buy
Two Year Post
Two-year G7 post in my team
Help manage research platforms/people central/on campus
Develop and support project-specific infrastructure, central platforms
Decent chance of extension (no guarantees).