High Performance Compute Resources Investment

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As part of the Research Lifecycle Programme, The University of Manchester (UoM) has made a £1 million investment into computational resource to further enable research across all faculties and institutes.

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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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Biggest ever map of human Alzheimer’s brain published

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A study of the differences between healthy brains and those with Alzheimer’s Disease has produced largest dataset of its type ever. And, thanks to Phil Bradbury, Research Software Engineer (RSE) in Research IT, the dataset is now freely available online for any scientist to use.

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Fantastic Voyages in a Virtual World

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Data visualization, virtual reality (VR) and mixed/augmented reality (MR/AR) technologies offer exciting opportunities for researchers to explore and understand their research data. Prominent in the news and rapidly evolving, the technology is finally having a massive impact. Research IT has identified this as a largely untapped potential within the research environment and is now formally announcing vDAL – The Visualization And Data Analysis Laboratory.

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