Infrastructure

PROJECT DETAILS


ROSALIND

Description

The Rosalind Research IT Service provides a bare-metal Beowulf High Performance Compute Cluster (~2K Haswell cores, 1.5K Ivy Bridge cores, 4 Tesla GPU nodes), connected by low-latency Infiniband networking and backed by ~ 0.9PB of performance Lustre filesystem to facilitate data-driven research. It also provides around 2PB of Ceph storage to enable researchers to manage large research datasets and an OpenStack private cloud environment to provide users with separate virtual environments in which they can build their own research tools and services. The system is run as a TrAC Research Facility, allowing KCL to recoup some of the running costs from users to help ensure the long-term sustainability of the service. It is hosted in the Janet shared data centre in Slough, co-located with a number of other large research computing environments, which we hope will help to improve knowledge transfer, data sharing and communication between research institutions across London.

Website: http://rosalind.kcl.ac.uk/

BRC-CLUSTER

Description

NIHR Biomedical Rearch Centre for Mental Health (BRC-MH) Linux Cluster, located within the SLAM NHS Datacentre and behind the NHS firewall. Incorporated into the cluster are two HP C7000 enclosures, each containing 15 x HP BL460c G6 blades. Each blade is configured with 2 x 4-core Intel® Xeon® Processor X5550. Of the 30 blades, 15 blades contain 78 GB RAM and the remaining 15 blades contain 54 GB of RAM.

Website: compbio.brc.iop.kcl.ac.uk/cluster/

CERBERUS

Description

Cerberus is a newly installed High Performance GPU Box deployed behind the NHS firewall. It is primarily intended for use in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence applications on clinical data sets on the withing Kings College Hospital. It is hosted in the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute.