DiRAC-2.5 - the pathway to DiRAC Phase 3

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

We request funding to relocate the Blue Wonder HPC cluster and associated storage, currently at the Hartree Centre at Daresbury, to Durham, together with installation and hardware maintenance costs. This move would enable DiRAC to expand the current DiRAC-2 Data centric service, managed by Durham, by a factor of two in both computing power and data storage capacity. The new service would be called the DiRAC-2.5 Data Centric service.

Planned Impact

DiRAC would seek to continue to engage with industry at various levels, from the
provision of computing cycles for industrial applications to the
exchange of technical knowledge and shared training programmes. The
facility will serve to train young scientists in the most advanced
techniques for supercomputing. These have extensive applications beyond
academia, for example in industry and finance. Finally, output from Dirac-based
projects will be used for science outreach activities.

Publications

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Ali A (2021) The growth of H ii regions around massive stars: the role of metallicity and dust in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Allanson O (2021) Electron Diffusion and Advection During Nonlinear Interactions With Whistler-Mode Waves in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Andrade T (2021) GRChombo: An adaptable numerical relativity code for fundamental physics in Journal of Open Source Software

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Appleby S (2020) The impact of quenching on galaxy profiles in the simba simulation in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Appleby S (2021) The low-redshift circumgalactic medium in simba in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Armijo J (2018) Testing modified gravity using a marked correlation function in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

 
Description See Dirac annual report https://dirac.ac.uk
Exploitation Route See Dirac annual report https://dirac.ac.uk
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education

URL https://dirac.ac.uk