UK National E-Infrastructure Survey 2014 - Update for HPC-SIG May 2014

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UK National E-Infrastructure Survey 2014 - Update for HPC-SIG May 2014

  1. 1. 2014 UK National E-Infrastructure Survey Jeremy Yates, DiRAC: j.a.yates@ucl.ac.uk Martin Hamilton, Jisc: m.hamilton@jisc.ac.uk Diagram courtesy EPSRC
  2. 2. 2014 UK National Academic E-Infrastructure Survey Jeremy Yates, DiRAC: j.a.yates@ucl.ac.uk Martin Hamilton, Jisc: m.hamilton@jisc.ac.uk Diagram courtesy EPSRC
  3. 3. —Revised and updated version of survey conducted in 2013 —Led by Jeremy Yates, Martin Hamilton, Neil Chue Hong, with input from Alan Real and Oz Parchment —Probing several additional areas not covered in 2013: —Staffing and workload, budget arrangements —Sharing services / pooling effort —Responses received from 17 large and specialist facilities, and 35 of the 38 HPC-SIG member institutions National E-Infrastructure Survey
  4. 4. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total no. of processor cores HEIs Large/Specialist
  5. 5. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total no. of processor cores HEIs Large/Specialist National E-Infrastructure Survey 549,190 cores
  6. 6. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - 10 11 - 20 21 -30 31 - 40 41 - 50 51- 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 - 100 101 - 110 101 -1000 1000+ Theoretical peak performance (Tflops) HEIs Large/Specialist
  7. 7. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - 10 11 - 20 21 -30 31 - 40 41 - 50 51- 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 - 100 101 - 110 101 -1000 1000+ Theoretical peak performance (Tflops) HEIs Large/Specialist 36 Petaflops
  8. 8. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 0 - 10 11 - 50 51 - 100 101 - 200 201 - 300 301 - 400 401 - 500 501 - 600 601 - 1000 1001 - 2000 2001 - 2048 20000+ Amount of storage available to users (TB) HEIs Large/Specialist
  9. 9. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 0 - 10 11 - 50 51 - 100 101 - 200 201 - 300 301 - 400 401 - 500 501 - 600 601 - 1000 1001 - 2000 2001 - 2048 20000+ Amount of storage available to users HEIs Large/Specialist 63PB
  10. 10. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 0-100 100-500 500-1000 1000+ No. of users HEIs Large/Specialist
  11. 11. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 0-100 100-500 500-1000 1000+ No. of users HEIs Large/Specialist 25,000 users** = some double counting
  12. 12. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 -30 -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 No.offacilities No. of months until end of maintenance period HEIs Large/Specialist
  13. 13. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 -30 -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 No.offacilities No. of months until end of maintenance period HEIs Large/Specialist
  14. 14. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 -30 -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 No.offacilities No. of months until end of maintenance period HEIs Large/Specialist
  15. 15. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Large/Specialist
  16. 16. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Large/Specialist 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 HEIs
  17. 17. National E-Infrastructure Survey System Support 31% Software Engineering 10% Application Support 19% User Training 9% Strategic Engagement 14% Project Management 10% Other User Support 7% FTE allocation breakdown 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 External Centrally Distributed Dept/research centre Where are staff based? HEIs Large/Specialist
  18. 18. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 Noofrespondents FTE count System Support 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 Noofrespondents FTE count Software Engineering 0 2 4 6 8 0 1 2 3 4 5 Noofrespondents FTE count Application Support 0 2 4 6 8 10 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 Noofrespondents FTE count User Training
  19. 19. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 Noofrespondents FTE count System Support 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 Noofrespondents FTE count Software Engineering 0 2 4 6 8 0 1 2 3 4 5 Noofrespondents FTE count Application Support 0 2 4 6 8 10 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 Noofrespondents FTE count User Training 0 2 4 6 8 10 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 Noofrespondents FTE count Strategic Engagement
  20. 20. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Yes No Under development Do you offer your own training courses? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Yes No Under Development Do you develop your own training materials?
  21. 21. National E-Infrastructure Survey 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Yes No Under development Do you offer your own training courses? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Yes No Under Development Do you develop your own training materials? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Already engaged No Yes Interest in shared pool of training and/or training resources?
  22. 22. http://etraining.esc.rl.ac.uk
  23. 23. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 <=25% 25% to 50% 50% to 75% >75% What proportion of your users are in self- supporting groups? All Large HEI National E-Infrastructure Survey
  24. 24. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 <=25% 25% to 50% 50% to 75% >75% What proportion of your users are in self- supporting groups? All Large HEI 0 5 10 15 20 25 Help required by new users National E-Infrastructure Survey
  25. 25. —Initial results received by RCUK National E-Infrastructure group — Informing roadmap for E-Infrastructure investments —Further analysis and recommendations under development, e.g. —Critical role of HEIs in the national E-Infrastructure —Institutional funding uncertainties, staffing issues —How might we make better use of resources? —What does a well founded Research Computing team look like? —Common technical and procedural approaches, e.g. AAAI —Bring Your Own Workflow and lowering the barrier of entry —Comments and queries? National E-Infrastructure Survey
  26. 26. 2014 UK National E-Infrastructure Survey Jeremy Yates, DiRAC: j.a.yates@ucl.ac.uk Martin Hamilton, Jisc: m.hamilton@jisc.ac.uk Diagram courtesy EPSRC

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