You should use the following phrase to acknowledge Cirrus in all research outputs that have used the facility:
This work used the Cirrus UK National Tier-2 HPC Service at EPCC (http://www.cirrus.ac.uk) funded by the University of Edinburgh and EPSRC (EP/P020267/1)
You should also tag outputs with the keyword Cirrus@EPCC.
The facility is based around a 280 node HPE/SGI 8600 HPC system with a DDN Lustre file system. The HPC system runs the CentOS Linux distribution and has a range of software, liraries and tools available. See the following pages for more information:
Cirrus provides a range of services. The different services are listed in the Cirrus Service Component Catalogue:
The Cirrus policies form an integrated whole, based on the Terms and Conditions of Access. They lay down both what we expect from Users, and how we will carry out the commitments we make to them in the Terms and Conditions.
- Terms and Conditions of Access
- Policy on end of life procedures for Cirrus user accounts and projects
In addition, Cirrus access also falls within the remit of the Computing Regulations and Security Policy of the University of Edinburgh and all users who sign up for a SAFE and/or Cirrus account agree to these conditions of access:
- University of Edinburgh Computing Regulations
- University of Edinburgh Security Policy
- Cirrus Website Accessibility Policy
Cirrus is run by EPCC and many people play a role in running and supporting the service. The key staff are:
- Prof. Mark Parsons (Service Director)
- Dr Alan Simpson (Deputy Service Director)
- Ms Josephine Beech-Brandt (Service Owner)
- Mr Thomas Blyth (Commercial Manager)
- Mr Donald Scobbie (Systems Manager)
- Ms Anne Whiting (User Support Manager)
- Mr Kris Findlay (System Administrator)
- Mr Craig Morris (System Administrator)
If you have any questions about Cirrus then please do not hesitate to contact the support team.