Allocations & RAC
After each Call, we publish the compute time allocated to each project, in terms of CPU-Mhours on the DiRAC Resource on which the calculations are to be run, as well as the Storage Space [TB] allocated.
We have three compute services, based at four sites, and due to the different architectures on each Service, the CPU-Mhours awarded to projects using different services may not be directly comparable.
Data Intensive (DIaC)
Allocation at University of Cambridge
Data Intensive (DIaL)
Allocation at University of Leicester
Allocation at Edinburgh University
Allocation at University of Durham
Resource Allocation Committee
DiRAC makes an annual Call for Proposals and the Resource Allocation Committee (RAC) was established by the STFC to oversee time allocation. The RAC has two sub-panels, one for Particle Physics & Nuclear Physics and one for Astronomy and Cosmology, each of which consider the proposals within their respective remits.
A RAC meeting with representatives from both sub-panels then determines the overall allocation of DiRAC time across the whole portfolio of proposals.
Prof Andrew Pontzen (Chair) – University College London
Dr Robert Crain (Deputy Chair) – Liverpool John Moores University
Dr Rowan Smith – University of Manchester
Dr Heather Ratcliffe – University of Warwick
Dr Celine Guervilly – University of Newcastle
Dr Ingo Mueller – Wodarg – Imperial College London
Dr Clare Dobbs – University of Exeter
Dr Katy Clough – Oxford University
Dr Dimitris Stamatellos – University of Central Lancashire
Dr Antonio Rago (Chair) – University of Plymouth
Prof David Colling – Imperial College London
Dr Christopher Bouchard – University of Glasgow
Prof Jacek Dobaczewski – University of York
Prof Maurizio Piai – University of Swansea
Dr Antonin Portelli – University of Edinburgh