Research and Teaching Unit Spending Plan 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18

Spending plan for the Research and Teaching unit for financial year 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18.

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 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Action Spec Priority £Estimate Action Spec Priority £Estimate Action Spec Priority £Estimate
burly Webmark Backup and Unit Spare Out of Warranty (6 years old) - replace as KVM guest N/A N/A 0 AS FOR 2015/16 N/A N/A 0 AS FOR 2016/17 N/A N/A 0
cake Theon (Database DR Recovery Server) replace if necessary with hand me down for performance (to match shortbread) N/A N/A 0 AS FOR 2015/16 N/A N/A 0 AS FOR 2016/17 N/A N/A 0
fondant Theon - Development/Backup UI/Portal Out of Warranty (5 years old) - NO ACTION PLANNED N/A N/A 0 KVM REPLACEMENT N/A N/A 0 AS FOR 2016/17 N/A N/A 0
flapjack Teaching PostgreSQL NO ACTION PLANNED N/A N/A 0 AS FOR 2015/16 N/A N/A 0 AS FOR 2016/17 N/A N/A 0
puffin Shared Demos/Web Services Out of Warranty (9 years old) - decommission and/or replace as KVM guest N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A N/A 0
shortbread Theon (Database/In/Out Server) option to replace for performance improvement - Medium 2500 AS FOR 2015/16 N/A N/A 0 AS FOR 2016/17 N/A N/A 0
sponge Research PostgreSQL; Webmark DR NO ACTION PLANNED N/A N/A 0 AS FOR 2015/16 N/A N/A 0 AS FOR 2016/17 N/A N/A 0
meringue (replaces sprinkles) Theon UI/Portal NO ACTION PLANNED N/A N/A N/A AS FOR 2015/16 N/A N/A 0 AS FOR 2016/17 N/A N/A 0
victor Coltex Out of Warranty (6 years old) - replace as KVM guest N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A N/A 0
wasserboxer RAT VirtualBox (or KVM) Hosting NO ACTION PLANNED N/A N/A 0 Out of Warranty - REPLACE - High 3500 NO ACTION PLANED N/A N/A 0

All other servers are either virtual (running under KVM on either wasserboxer or one of the MPU maintained KVM hosts) or owned by research group/grant.

Compute Cluster

GPFS is being dropped at the end of 2015. Glusterfs is the intended replacement but we need to consider the hardware requirements, however likely to continue to make do with "hand me down" equipment. Consideration of the needs of EXC and a Hadoop cluster, requires a policy/strategic decision first.

-- TimColles - 02 Nov 2015

Topic revision: r2 - 02 Nov 2015 - 11:55:56 - TimColles
 
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