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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Camps P (2022) High-resolution synthetic UV-submm images for Milky Way-mass simulated galaxies from the ARTEMIS project in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Cao K (2021) Studying galaxy cluster morphological metrics with mock-X in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Cataneo M (2022) The matter density PDF for modified gravity and dark energy with Large Deviations Theory in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Cautun M (2018) The Santiago-Harvard-Edinburgh-Durham void comparison - I. SHEDding light on chameleon gravity tests in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Chaikin E (2022) Simulations of 60Fe entrained in ejecta from a near-Earth supernova: effects of observer motion in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Chan T (2021) Smoothed particle radiation hydrodynamics: two-moment method with local Eddington tensor closure in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

 
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Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education

URL https://dirac.ac.uk