There are a number of use cases for the use of Hydra, some of which are indicated below, and use cases may overlap.
If you have a research computing requirement which seems to fall outside these use cases please contact the team (See Contacting Support ) to discuss your requirements.
The below summarises the allocation policy. An updated policy will be available soon .
Research council or charity funded research that uses the capabilities of the system as suggested below.
See Hydra HPC System Capabilities for system technical information.
Multicore parallel simulations that run on a single processing node. I.e. 12 to 20 cores, using MPI , OpenMP , or other forms of parallelism, or using a package (See Installed Software that uses such parallelism).
Serial (single processor core) programs, or parallelism of fewer than 12 cores, but where many runs are needed, e.g. loosely coupled systems of jobs, ensemble models, large volumes of processing. See Highthroughput and trivially parallel for more information.
The use of high memory nodes for processing that joins data together that may need high memory requirements for sifting and joining. See Hydra HPC System Capabilities for information on the specification of the nodes for ths purpose.