Research and Teaching Unit Spending Plan 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16

Spending plan for the Research and Teaching unit for financial year 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16.

This spending plan assumes that a virtualisation service (KVM) will continue to be provided (sufficiently resourced and funded) outside of the Unit. The unit is already extensively virtualised, physical servers that exist are there purely because of particular performance/robustness requirements.

Physical Servers:

Host (Virtual/Host) Usage 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Action Spec Priority £Estimate Action Spec Priority £Estimate Action Spec Priority £Estimate
burly Research PostgreSQL; Webmark DR REPLACE: age >5yrs; out of warranty; disk I/O RAID Disk, 8GB High £2000 NO ACTION PLANNED NO ACTION PLANNED
cake Theon (Database DR Recovery Server) may need hand me down to minimise performance gap with shortbread replace with hand me down for performance     £0 NO ACTION PLANNED
fondant Theon - UI BEING REPLACED BY sprinkles; INTERNAL RAT RE-USE NO ACTION PLANNED decommission?
flapjack Teaching PostgreSQL NO ACTION PLANNED NO ACTION PLANNED replace for performance     £2500
heffalump 64Bit Large Memory Compute NO ACTION PLANNED; age >4yrs etc NO ACTION PLANNED decommission?
shortbread Theon (Database/In/Out Server) NO ACTION PLANNED NO ACTION PLANNED replace for performance     £2500
sprinkles Theon UI/Portal NO ACTION PLANNED NO ACTION PLANNED NO ACTION PLANNED
victor Coltex TO BE REPLACED BY unknown (KVM/unknown); age >5yrs; out of warranty; disk I/O NO ACTION PLANNED NO ACTION PLANNED
wasserboxer RAT VirtualBox (or KVM) Hosting NO ACTION PLANNED replace as second line and/or fallback and/or dev/test KVM TBD High £2500 NO ACTION PLANNED

Virtual Servers:

Host (Virtual/Host) Usage Action
barking (KVM/waterloo) RAT Trac KVM
bathurst (KVM/wasserboxer) SIMICS - FlexLM Licensing KVM
bloor (KVM/jubilee) Webots Licensing KVM
dufferin (KVM/wasserboxer) Matlab Research - FlexLM Licensing KVM; Matlab Licensing possibly replaced by central IS service
eglington (KVM/hammersmith) TFTP Brain Brick; Qualnet FlexLM Licensing KVM
greenford (KVM/wasserboxer) Webmark/Reform KVM
islington (KVM/wasserboxer) Matlab Teaching, Maple, Mathematica - FlexLM Licensing KVM; Matlab Licensing possibly replaced by central IS service
keele (KVM/circle) Theon Test/Development KVM
muffin (KVM/jubilee) Theon Test/Development KVM
redbridge (KVM/wasserboxer) Theon - Basecamp (SVN+Trac) KVM
sloanesquare (KVM/jubilee) ISSRT KVM
southgate (KVM/piccadilly) Lab Exams Backups/Submission KVM
southwark (KVM/jubilee) Lab Exams Backups/Submission KVM
spadina (KVM/waterloo) ProjectsDB KVM
stonebridge (KVM/wasserboxer) Theon - Portal KVM, BEING REPLACED BY sprinkles

Compute Cluster

In 2013 the compute nodes will be 6 and 7 years old, at some point they will start to fail and we will have to replace them or bin the cluster. The cluster no longer runs gridengine jobs so is now solely used for Hadoop/GPFS for a number of researchers and the Extreme computing course.

-- TimColles - 07 Oct 2013

Topic revision: r1 - 07 Oct 2013 - 09:24:33 - TimColles
 
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