UKRI supports a wide-range of computational capabilities that can be requested by researchers seeking to contribute to the understanding of, and response to, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts.
Researchers can request access to any of the following UKRI resources. If you are unsure which resource is most appropriate for your research, please describe your requirements in the proposal above and we will assist.
Between them they have more than 10 PetaFlops of computing power available, and significant data storage capacity. These are coordinated via the IRIS consortium (https://www.iris.ac.uk/).
Research may require a significant amount of large data sets to be transferred between sites over our national research and education network, Janet. Whilst the Janet core network is designed to have more than enough headroom capacity, that is not the only factor in the network or end systems which can impact data transfer performance. JISC can provide guidance and support for large scale Covid-19 research projects from their Janet end-to-end performance Initiative – to access this please contact them via the Jisc service desk: 0300 300 2212, email@example.com, 07:00 – 00:00 (Monday – Friday).