The Research Infrastructure Group (RIG) is part of the Systems Division of the Scientific Computing Department (SCD) with team members based at the Daresbury laboratory in Cheshire and at the Rutherford Appleton laboratory in Oxfordshire.
The team provides services to a user community that encompassing STFC, the UK and Europe.
The team manages computing resources that underpin the department’s support of STFC facilities. This includes managing SCARF the 4000+ core STFC HPC cluster available to all STFC staff and collaborators.
The team also provides system and infrastructure support for a range of other departmental systems.
Core infrastructure services are provided to the UK and European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) a publicly funded e-infrastructure to drive research and innovation in Europe.
As well as supporting the facilities and scientists within STFC the group has a long track record of hosting HPC services for UK users and currently manage services for the following: