If you need to perform computer calculations during your research and you are unable to run these on your own system, there are a number of possibilities.
With the Computing Decision Tree you can fill in some answers and it will help you to find a good solution for the best service for Compute Facilities.
For information described in the columns see the text in the list below. The link of each item gives you more specific information:
- JupyterLab: are you an UT employee, teacher or student and you are looking for an environment where you can easily gain knowledge or use various programming languages for prototyping, education, research or self-study. Then use UT-JupyterLab environment;
- Docker container / Kubernetes cluster: are you a UT employee and do you have an application in the form of a docker container / image and are you looking for a place to run it? Then request resources in our Kubernetes cluster.
- Virtual Research Environment (VRE). When you are looking for a flexible, efficient and scalable infrastructure for simulations and computations, you can make use of a Virtual Research Environment (VRE). For more information and support, see this link or you can visit the VRE-Portal directly;
- Buying your own IT-Equipment. In case you have budget for purchasing your own IT equipment for High Performance computing (HPC), contact the ICT account manager of your faculty for advice about and support for setup, maintenance and housing.
- Hiring computing capacity at SURFsara. SURFsara is the Dutch national supercomputing organization that facilitates high performance computing infrastructure. For large computer calculations you can submit an application (funding/grant) for SURFSara HPC-capacity to NWO.
- Cloud computing using Azure or Amazon. Instead of using a VRE you can choose to use cloud computing such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon's Web Services (AWS). If you want more information about cloud computing and the possibilities for UT researchers contact the ICT account manager of your faculty.