Provision of a High End Computing cluster supporting researchers and research students at Lancaster who require high performance computing.
What we provide: The High End Computing Cluster is a centrally-managed facility to support researchers and research students at Lancaster who require high performance computing. This includes programs which might run for more than one hour on the interactive Unix service, programs which require a gigabyte or more of memory, or programs which require access to datasets of more than a gigabyte in size. You will have an allocation of home filestore on the HEC's Panasas fileserver. This is separate from your allocation on IUS or any other service. The default quota allocation for home directories is 2 Gigabytes, which can be increased on request if necessary. There are also two other user filestore spaces available; storage and scratch.
What we expect: Users storage space is - like the home directory - subject to a quota, with an initial allocation of 20 gigabytes. Unlike the home directory, files placed in storage space are not backed up; users should store vital files in their home directory. The Scratch user filestore area is not subject to quota. Users may use as much space as is available on the volume - up to 5 terabytes. Scratch space is not backed up, and files stored there are subject to deletion after 14 days. Please note: the scratch area is shared by all users - please use it responsibly.
Systems Supported: HEC
Service Requests & Fault Reporting: If you think you need an account on the HEC please ask your Departmental IT Representative to apply to the ISS Service Desk on your behalf, giving a brief explanation of the type work to be undertaken.
At Risk Periods: Standard ‘Systems at Risk’ periods - Wednesdays 13:00-18:00
Service Owner: Steve Bennett
Service Manager: Mike Pacey
Business Service Director: Trevor McMillan
Web Links: HEC