EI maintains the main hardware for the CyVerse UK project: It adds 8 256GB 16-core nodes and 16 128GB 12-core nodes to the CyVerse computational pool, together with 482TB of mirrored storage, which are fully reserved for UK pipelines. 3 of the 128GB nodes are deployed as an OpenStack project to provide Virtual Machines for login and job submission purposes. The remaining nodes form a bare-metal HTCondor cluster for the heavy-lifting HPC jobs. Similarly, EI’s Data Store is federated with the Data Store in the US, meaning that users can find and reuse datasets uploaded in the UK or the US without any extra steps.
Together with the maintenance of this hardware, EI provides support with the implementation of pipelines from the other universities as well as internal workflows.