Research IT Infrastructure Investment

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There is a lot of activity in Research IT regarding investment in research IT infrastructure and the Research Lifecycle Programme.  It can all get a bit confusing!  We have put together a summary of the current position regarding investment and workshop outcomes which we hope you will find useful.

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Hair Rendering at the Research IT Data Vis Lab

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Girish Ramesh from the Textiles and Apparel Group in the School of Materials was one of the first users of our prototype Visualization and Data Analysis Laboratory (vDAL).  He used the powerful machines to visualise hair as part of his PhD and also as part of the prestigious Google Summer of Code.

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Cloud Procurement – Easier and Cheaper!

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As part of the Research Lifecycle Programme (RLP) we are looking at procurement processes alongside HPC provision.  We know that many researchers at the University are already using Cloud provision and that many more would like to do so.  However at the moment there is no official process in place to procure or access Cloud resources.

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Shape the Future of Research IT Infrastructure

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We are pleased to say that the HPC business case to the Research Lifecycle Programme was successful!  This means that we now have substantial funds to invest in research IT infrastructure such as computational resource, VMs, storage, etc and we need your help!

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The Research IT Club is Back!

resitsm50Are you interested in using mobile devices, such as phones and tablets, for real-time, interactive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) – the simulation of fluid flow?  If so then come along to our first club of the new academic year on the 11th of October!  You can find out more about this and the opportunities that digital transformation could bring to the university.

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