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Wed 23 Oct 2019
14:15 - 16:00

Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

Provided by: University Information Services


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TechLink Community Seminar: Research Computing Services, Community Update
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Wed 23 Oct 2019

Description

The Research Computing Services team will provide an update on some recent and engaging developments by the division, including:

  • An overview of current CSD3 (Cambridge Service for Data-Driven Discovery) platforms as well as some key news about planned upgrades in the forthcoming months.
  • The Data Accelerator - high performance, all-flash ephemeral storage for a new kind of scratch tier. New storage offering for the most demanding science workloads.
  • Bare metal cloud with Openstack - taking a peek into the future of the research computing infrastructure.
  • Secure Research Computing Platform - Using OpenStack, GitlabTerraform, Ansible to deliver secure (and movable) computing environments. Includes a demonstration.

There will also be a brief TechLink Community update, including an overview of a developing joint pilot for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with Cambridge, Oxford, Glasgow, Edinburgh (COGENT).

Target audience
  • TechLink members
  • IT staff
  • Research staff
  • Members of the UIS Techlink scheme
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Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Wed 23 Oct   14:15 - 16:00 14:15 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium map Stuart Rankin,  Matt Raso-Barnett,  Paul Browne,  M.C. Sharpley,  Ronald Haynes
Topics covered
  • Research Computing
  • Research cloud computer service
  • TechLink Scheme and Community
Format
  • Presentation and Q&A
Speakers
  • Stuart Rankin
  • Matt Raso-Barnett
  • Paul Browne
  • Mark Sharpley
  • Ronald Haynes
Duration
  • Approximately a 60-minute presentation followed by Q&As and light refreshments
Theme
Techlinks & IT Support Staff

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