Project Proposals for project period Jan to April 2011

Development of new computing services by the computing staff is scheduled in project periods (three per year). The next project period starts in January 2011 and the process of prioritising which projects will be resourced starts now (end Nov).

Please add your proposed project to the following table, completing the Title, Description and Proposer fields. You may wish to create a new wiki topic for your description. If you wish to lend support for an existing project, add your name to the Supporter(s) field. Computing staff may respond to the proposals in the Computing staff comments field.

Title Description Proposer Supporter(s) Computing staff comments
Build DIR machine With EPCC, build, test and manage the DIR (Data Intensive Research) machine mpa    
Virtualised DICE image scoping exercise Investigate how we could deliver a virtualised DICE platform (https://devproj.inf.ed.ac.uk/project/show/172) MPU unit    
Scientific Linux 6 port Upgrade LCFG platform to Scientific Linux 6 (https://devproj.inf.ed.ac.uk/project/show/131) MPU unit    
Taught course infopages Autogenerated information pages for all taught courses that carry a basic minimum of course information (less than the administrative descriptor in the EUCLID course catalogue) and link onward to the actual course websites. This is distinct from course-in-a-box, and I have spoken with Neil Brown and Roger Burroughs. stark    
ERA/PR

Is there something we could do to help with the perceived short comings/delays of Publications Repository/ERA

(https://devproj.inf.ed.ac.uk/project/show/189)

services unit  

This would probably be sub project of the existing " move www.inf to new technology" project

Improved bug tracking tool

Provide an improved bug tracking tool for use by the School

https://devproj.inf.ed.ac.uk/project/show/183

Services Unit    

Port to apacheconf

port websites currently using the apache component to use apacheconf

(https://devproj.inf.ed.ac.uk/project/show/184)

Services Unit

   

Migrate wiki to central service

Move the contents of the Scool wiki to the Confluence central service

(https://devproj.inf.ed.ac.uk/project/show/185)

Services Unit    

Migration of AFS data

Migrate all AFS RW volumes downtown and reorganise storage to allow widespread deployment of RAID10

(https://devproj.inf.ed.ac.uk/project/show/186)

Services Unit    

If a project is considered to be feasible, a member of computing staff will contact the proposer in order to flesh out the proposal (eg outline a plan of work, cost the project etc) in order that the project proposal can be prioritised against other projects.

The deadline for submitting a project for this period is 1st December.

-- AlastairScobie - 22 Nov 2010

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