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Advanced Research Computing (ARC), part of Oxford University IT Services, is a high performance computing facility that has been made available to Oxford Brookes University students and researchers.
The service enables users to submit computationally-intensive jobs, for example a vehicle crash test simulation, to ARC for processing in a fraction of the time it would take on standard desktop PCs at Oxford Brookes.
New project and teaching groups can apply to use this facility. There is a startup cost per group, covering installation of software and usernames, and a three-hour training session is chargeable. Charges are calculated according to core hours of computer time.
New project and teaching groups can apply to use the facility. There is a startup cost per group, covering installation of software and usernames, and a three-hour training session is chargeable. Charges are calculated according to core hours of compute time.
To obtain a quotation, for either inclusion in a research bid or to include as part of an existing project, please complete this short form, providing as much information as possible. On submission an IT Business Partnership Manager will be in touch to discuss requirements. Upon successful agreement of the quotation the requester will then need to follow the normal purchasing process through their respective faculty. Once ARC receive the purchase order they will set up the account/user group and the key contact is advised to arrange training.
There are currently five project groups:
Access to ARC is administered by the project leader (the name in brackets). Please contact them for issues related to ARC accounts and access.
Brookes IT will be the initial point of contact for support, unless users approach ARC direct. The scope of Brookes support is strictly limited to issues at our end, for example: