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Computational Resource Allocation Group (CRAG)

Contents

Accountability

Terms of Reference

Membership

Meetings

Contacting the CRAG


Accountability

The Computational Resource Allocation Group (CRAG) is accountable to the Research Computing Platforms Group.

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Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference of the CRAG are as follows:

  • To monitor the availability and delivery of computational services provided by ISD Research Computing, according to agreed Key Performance Indicators.
  • To agree and implement operational policy regarding the allocation of the above computational services and coupled data storage services, in accordance with the Resource Allocation Framework owned by the RCPWG.
  • To monitor the allocation and usage of Research Computing computational and associated data storage services, according to the above policy.
  • To provide periodic reports on the above and any other matters arising, to the RCPWG or the RIISG as required.

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Membership

The CRAG comprises members of Information Systems and UCL academic staff representing Research Computing Consortia domains:

Name Department and Research Computing Consortium Represented
Nik Kaltsoyannis (Chair) Dept. of Chemistry, representing Molecular Quantum Dynamics & Electronic Structure
Nick Achilleos Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, representing Astrophysics & Remote Sensing
Dario Alfe Dept. of Earth Sciences, representing Thomas Young Centre & Materials Science
Andrew Martin Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, representing Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Andrew Phillips Dept. of Infection & Population Health, representing Epidemiology
Vincent Plagnol UCL Genetics Institute, representing Next Generation Sequencing
Ben Waugh Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, representing High Energy Physics
Simon Kuhn
Dept. of Chemical Engineering, representing Engineering Sciences - Optimisation, Data Analysis and Molecular Dynamics
Clare Gryce Head of Research Computing & Facilitating Services, ISD
Owain Kenway Research Computing & Facilitating Services - interim service lead, ISD
Thomas Jones Research Computing Platforms Team Leader - infrastructure lead, ISD

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Meetings

Frequency and Format

The group will meet once a month for two hours on a date to allow sufficient subsequent progress against actions, so providing meaningful input to the termly Research Computing Group meeting.

Secretarial support will be provided by ISD Administrative Services.

The next CRAG meeting will be held on Tuesday the 7th of October 2014.

Meeting Minutes

Minutes of CRAG meetings are available for the following dates (Minutes pre-2008 are provided as .txt files, more recent Minutes are provided as .pdf files):

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Contacting the CRAG

In the first instance, all queries should be addressed to Dr Owain Kenway,
interim service lead on o.kenway AT ucl.ac.uk

Alternatively, the CRAG Chair, Professor Nik Kaltsoyannis, may be contacted at n.kaltsoyannis AT ucl.ac.uk.

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