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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. Taught MSc students may be able to access Eddie but this will require the endorsement of their supervisor who will then have to contact IS helpine directly.

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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