e-Infrastructure

What is e-Infrastructure? E-Infrastructure comprises networks, data repositories, computers, software and skills and is an essential tool for research and development both in industry and across fundamental science.

What is the NW-Grid Service?

You can get a 2-page colour brochure to print off here PDF. Whilst this is a bit out of date now, it should give the general story.

A full report of our activity over the first four years can be found here PDF.

The North West Grid, NW-GRID, is a collaboration between Daresbury Laboratory and the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester. With the help of NWDA funding, we have established and operate a computational Grid comprising of high-performance computing systems coupled by a high-speed private fibre network between the sites. NW-GRID offers world-class services founded in the deployment and exploitation of Grid middleware technologies enabling the capabilities of the Grid to be realised in leading-edge computational science and engineering applications.

Universities of Huddersfield and Central Lancashire (UCLan) have recently joined the NW-GRID and the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory has contributed resources.

By subscribing to NW-GRID you can gain assess to many high-performance computer systems, the core of which is connected via a dedicated optical network. A full overview can be found on our infrastructure pages.

The Technology

For an introduction to Grid computing, HPC and related technologies see the TeraGrid HPC University site http://hpcuniversity.org/ .

What can NW-GRID be used for?

Computational power in itself is of no immediate benefit. Where NW-GRID creates real value for your project is the combined access to hardware, open source and commercial applications and expert knowledge from the partner sites. NW-GRID offers a pay-as-you-go service for access to computational resources, application licenses and expertise with a number of pricing models to meet your growing requirements.

Currently NW-GRID has completed simulation and modelling projects in the following sectors. Separate technical case studies are available for each.

For further information about access and the services available see the contacts page.

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