This page provides user-friendly resources to help you navigate our systems. You can access information on obtaining a DiRAC SAFE Account and find links to our site-specific user guides. We have also established a user-friendly GitHub Wiki page sharing site and service information, along with a tips and tricks guide created by our research software engineers.
For users who have utilised our resources to produce scientific output, we also provide the appropriate acknowledgment wording for that section of your publication.
Projects and accounts on DiRAC resources are administered through the DiRAC SAFE. SAFE stands for Service Administration From EPCC. It is a large web-based application, provided by EPCC for DiRAC. The same software is used by the Archer UK national supercomputing service and for other facilities at EPCC.
Every DiRAC user should have an account on SAFE. You can use your SAFE account to check your use of CPU time and disk space now and in the past, to apply to join other projects and create service machine accounts, to change passwords, to keep your personal details up to date, to check the progress of the helpdesk queries you have submitted, and so on. PIs and project managers can do many other things. such as viewing usage by each member of their project team.
The DiRAC team also uses SAFE to administer the system and generate reports. The helpdesk software is also part of SAFE. If you are a PI or project manager you can manage your project via SAFE.
For any other information please email DiRAC Support.