A "building block approach" has been adopted to give EIDF the flexibility it needs. It will grow over time, driven by the needs of our students, researchers and innovators.
Phase 1 hardware (installation Q4 2020)
25 PB disk (Lustre parallel file and general block storage)
Matching tape archive (HPE DMF)
Host servers for c. 300 large VMs
New generation GPU servers
EIDF is located at EPCC's Advanced Computing Facility on the edge of Edinburgh, in a purpose-built, high-resilience computer room called CR4.