Research IT

Edge Compute and Satellite Storage

Provides the research community with capabilities for computationally/data intensive work where the use of centrally hosted platforms is impractical, not appropriate or must be augmented with additional functionality.

Service Description

This service will help you to formalise the design and costing of project-specific IT platforms in order to assist research grant bid development. Use of this service will also speed up provision of your project-specific platform upon bid success.

The service eliminates the requirement, in almost all cases, for researchers to design, procure, implement and manage their own IT platforms.

The service has a standard ‘menu’ of high-performance workstations, local storage and fast network infrastructure. Professional support options are available, including remote management of local platforms by IT Services. The service also offers consultative co-design of Edge capabilities to address the requirements of any given research project.

Charging Model

Due to the diversity of elements that comprise the service, charges are individual to each specific project.


Requests for this service can be made via the ITS Support Portal here: Request for Edge Compute Service

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