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UKRI is the UK's national funding agency investing in science and research. It is supported by seven research councils and public bodies, one of which is the Science and Technology Facilities Research Council (STFC). STFC runs two, national laboratories which provide supercomputing and data-archival facilities for users nationwide. In addition to these facilities, STFC employs around 150 computational scientists who work to develop and optimise the full range of scientific applications as well as providing training in software engineering and optimisation.


Role in the project

In ESiWACE2, STFC will co-lead WP2 (Scalability) and will contribute to Work Packages 4, 6 and 7.


Names of the colleagues involved

Rupert Ford, Andrew Porter and Neil Massey.
Relevant infrastructure and services for climate and weather

STFC's Hartree centre operates "Scafell Pike", an Atos Sequana X1000 system consisting of 864 dual Intel Xeon nodes and 840 Xeon Phi nodes with a Mellanox EDR interconnect.

The STFC Rutherford Appleton laboratory hosts the JASMIN "super-data-cluster" on behalf of UKRI's Natural Environment Research Council. This machine supports the data-analysis requirements of the UK and European climate and earth-system modelling community. It consists of over 44 Petabytes of fast storage, co-located with computing facilities (11,500 cores) for data-analysis, with dedicated light paths to various key facilities and institutes within the UK.

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