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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Armijo J (2022) Making use of sub-resolution haloes in N -body simulations in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

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Armitage T (2019) An application of machine learning techniques to galaxy cluster mass estimation using the MACSIS simulations in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Armitage T (2018) The Cluster-EAGLE project: velocity bias and the velocity dispersion-mass relation of cluster galaxies in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Ashworth G (2018) Theoretical predictions for IMF diagnostics in UV spectroscopy of star clusters in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Ashworth G (2017) Exploring the IMF of star clusters: a joint SLUG and LEGUS effort in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Aumer M (2017) Migration and kinematics in growing disc galaxies with thin and thick discs in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Aumer M (2017) The structural evolution of galaxies with both thin and thick discs in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Baes M (2019) The cosmic spectral energy distribution in the EAGLE simulation 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