To evolve DiRAC to meet the needs of the next generation of Scientists and Researchers, as well as aligning to the strategic objectives of UKRI and STFC for HPC services, investigations and activities have commenced to look at how to federate the existing service where practical.

The core objectives of Federation are:

  • Widening accessibility to include a greater set of science communities beyond the current frontier science community.
  • Improving methods of access and use, such that DiRAC services can be provisioned to the expanded DiRAC community in the most efficient and effective way possible.

STFC provided funding for a first phase of a Federation Project which has run from October 2021 to June 2022, and under which the following work packages have been executed:


Training & Professional Development
Community On-boarding & Federation
Technical Development