Informatics Computing Resources Provision

This pages outlines how hardware and other computing resources are allocated to members of Informatics and also outlines the procurement process.


Equipment allocation principles

Allocation of equipment is based on the following principles/assumptions: [*: `commodity' refers to standard, centrally configured, centrally managed machines.]

Equipment costs and trade-offs

For equipment allocation the following cost issues may be relevant:

Access to resources

Informatics also provides basic computing resources: NB: please give computing staff warning if you expect your usage to be out of the ordinary for any length of time . It helps the planning of resource provision and allocation.

If you have any queries about equipment or resource allocation please address them to your local site computing liaison person.


Core academic and administrative staff

Equipment will be provided automatically to new staff. Computing staff should be notified of arrivals well in advance (more than 2 weeks) to allow time to procure/allocate equipment.

Research staff

Grant-based research staff should either contact Sheila Gardner or their institute liaison computing officers about what equipment they should be buying.

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