Research IT Services
The Research IT Services (RITS) department develops, delivers and operates services to assist UCL researchers in meeting their objectives at each stage of the research lifecycle. These pages are here to help UCL researchers and other users to take full advantage of our services and include comprehensive user guides, contact information for support queries, and details about forthcoming training and events.
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Services to support computationally intensive research. Providing advice and access to high performance and throughput computing clusters for all UCL researchers.
Applications supporting funding and innovation through to publication and dissemination, including the IRIS, RPS and equipment catalogue applications.
Help & Self-service resources
We give free advice and consultancy on any aspect of IT related
to your research. We'd also like your feedback on our services. We're here to help!
- Who do I contact for support?
If you are not sure which of our services you need, or you have a general query related to research IT, email email@example.com and we'll do our best to help you find a solution to your problem.
You can also contact our teams directly for help and advice with these services:
- How do I get an account for one of the research computing platforms (e.g. Legion)?
We now have a single simplified application process for all of our research computing platforms. You can find more information and access the account application form on our Account Services guide on the research computing wiki.
If you are a student or postdoctoral researcher, your application must be approved by a permanent member of staff (normally your supervisor or PI). You will need to enter the username of this sponsor in the application form, and an email will be sent to this person asking them to approve the application before the account can be created.
Permanent members of staff do not need a sponsor, but will also receive an email asking them to approve the application before the account can be created.
About Research IT Services
Service news & related information
The replacement for the Iridis service, Grace has now been delivered to our off-site data centre in Slough. All of the hardware is in place, as is network connectivity, and our partners at OCF are currently running burn-in tests, with our own acceptance tests due to start shortly. As part of the testing process a full Linpack benchmark will be run on the cluster and we will provide the figures for that to you when it becomes available. Initial results on a subset of the cluster are very promising, and even with that subset, we have significantly exceeded the capacity we have lost from Iridis.
Published: Oct 2, 2015 2:40:19 PM
UCL today announced that it has been named a GPU Research Centre by NVIDIA following a successful campus-wide application.
Published: Oct 1, 2015 6:34:19 PM
The UCL Research Programming Hub are holding their inaugural technical social event on Wednesday 9th of September. This will be a series of monthly events which aim to bring together researchers from across disciplines who share a common interest in all things related to programming.
Published: Sep 3, 2015 2:52:33 PM
We are happy to announce that we are moving ahead with the development of a new high-performance computing facility in our Slough data centre. The new machine is to be called 'Grace' in honour of pioneering computer scientist Grace Hopper and is expected to enter service in early November 2015.
Published: Jul 7, 2015 10:48:53 AM