Bursting Our Condor Pool into The Cloud!

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The Research IT Condor Pool has always been very popular with researchers from across The University and we are pleased to announce the latest upgrade to the service.

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Mobile Development Service Celebrates First App

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The Research IT Mobile Development Service (MDS) enjoyed a popular launch back in April 2019 with 6 requests for services received in the first month alone. One project was commissioned immediately, and we are proud to announce it as the first app from the new MDS to roll off the production line. Ahead of schedule, it officially moves into production for release through the Google Play store and the Apple App Store by the end of the month. Continue reading

New GPU Resources for The HPC Pool

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Two months ago the Research IT HPC Pool consisting of 4096 CPU cores of Infiniband-connected compute resource (all dedicated to true HPC work) went into production.  Many researchers are already running jobs on this new resource which was delivered via Research Lifecycle Programme (RLP) Change Project Z:  High performance compute investments.  We are now pleased to announce the arrival of further compute resources which will be available to all UoM researchers by the beginning of June.

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Do You Use VMs?

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Research IT are exploring the idea of building and hosting a library of virtual machine (VM) images, and container (Docker / Singularity) images with the aim of helping with a variety of common issues.  These include setting up a Linux / MS Windows in a VM on your PC, problems moving a computational workflow from desktop or laptop to The CSF or to AWS / Azure or even managing R or Python modules.

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Humanities Researcher Needing a Research Boost?

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Are you a Humanities researcher? Would you like to be able to repeat a simple computing task several times but don’t want to use your own machine to do this? By using the UoM computational shared facilities (CSF) you can offload your jobs to the high performance computing (HPC) facility. This will allow you to save space and resources on your own machine to work on something else.

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Users Needed for our Redeveloped Condor Pool!

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The Condor Pool is a high-throughput computing (HTC) resource freely available to all researchers at the University of Manchester.  The pool largely comprises of many of the PCs around campus located in teaching clusters.  At night and at weekends, these are rebooted into Linux and used to run large numbers of computational jobs.

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