Cloud Road-testing for UKRI Workloads
To explore how DiRAC could share its infrastructure with scientists from a wide range of UKRI funded activities, with a focus on those that cannot currently make use of DiRAC resources today.
Based on the above storyboards, how DiRAC could use the Scientific OpenStack digital assets to help reach users that are not currently well served by a shared Slurm cluster was explored.
Summary of work undertaken
Interviews were undertaken with a selection of key stakeholders from Astrophysics and Medical Sciences to understand themes around People, Dashboards, Data and Workflows.
Building on the storyboarding work and user interviews, two new Science Platforms were created and several usability improvements were made to the Azimuth Cloud Portal.