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