Edinburgh International Data Facility

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How the Edinburgh International Data Facility connects with the wider world

EIDF GPU Service launched

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The EIDF GPU Service supports scalable data processing and artificial intelligence workloads.

EIDF Data Science Cloud service for research

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EPCC's Amy Krause gives an overview of the Edinburgh International Data Facility's Portal, which enables data scientists, engineers, and researchers to access the Facility's Data Science Cloud.

Data Slipstream: bringing together Earth-observation data, science, industry, and next-gen compute

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The Data Slipstream project is building a system whereby the large, diverse and complex datasets vital to Earth Observation (EO) research at the University of Edinburgh and beyond can be brought together in one place.

Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform

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EPCC is providing computing and data engineering services for the Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform (PeaceRep), in support of the project to build an online platform for peace process data analytics. This cooperation is a prime example of the potential for EPCC and the Edinburgh International Data Facility (EIDF) to support data-driven social research. Read more in this article by Sanja Badanjak of the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh.

Accelerated opportunities for the research community

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The Edinburgh International Data Facility (EIDF) continues to develop its resources to support data-driven discovery. One area that has progressed significantly is the formal launch of the EIDF GPU Service.

Building world-class computational services for data-driven innovation

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The Edinburgh International Data Facility has entered an exciting phase with the launch of new services and hardware - and there’s still more to come.

Free EIDF information event for University of Edinburgh researchers

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Maximise the power of your research data  with EIDF

New virtual desktop service for University of Edinburgh researchers

EIDF's data science virtual desktop service offers access to virtual machines running on the EIDF local cloud.

Improving health and social care through a secure, pioneering data service

DataLoch has now achieved a significant milestone: its full launch.

Smart Data Foundry

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Building on the power of an EPCC-operated Data Safe Haven, Smart Data Foundry has a mission to unlock financial data for social good.

What makes a Safe Haven safe?

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Recently we have compiled a toolkit that enables us to create additional Safe Haven services as part of our work in building the Edinburgh International Data Facility.

Phase 1 hardware installation now well underway

Just before Christmas 2020, we took ownership of Computer Room 4 (cr4) at EPCC's  Advanced Computing Facility. This will be the home of the Edinburgh International Data Facility.

Cerebras Systems AI supercomputer selected to rapidly accelerate AI research on EIDF

First European CS-1 deployment advances natural language processing and data science research across public, private and academic organisations

Autumn update

Work on the Edinburgh International Data Facility passed three key milestones this autumn, bringing the infrastructure that will underpin the £600m Data-Driven Innovation Programme significantly closer to reality.