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University services accessible to Informatics

The ECDF (Edinburgh Compute and Data Facility) provides access to a number of services including a large scale (2000+ cores) linux cluster, a multi-terabyte scale parallel filesystem and some GPGPU provision. Access is available on request to all staff and research students. However, compute time is billable. If you have large scale HPC/HTC requirements, ECDF should be your first port of call.

School Services

The School provides a smaller cluster for cluster research and for jobs unsuitable for ECDF. The same hardware is used to provide a number of services. Currently this includes:

Group-specific services

We maintain facilities for research groups within the school:


Information about software available on the clusters

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System Status

Home dirs (AFS)
Other services
Scheduled downtime

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