Shared system experiment.
In a shared system model, multiple PI research activities coexist on a common pool of hardware. There is some commonality, but recent developments in software control of compute network and storage hardware mean that, in many cases, pools of hardware can be dynamically customized to specific profiles.

Economies of scale can come about through collaborative hardware purchasing and through pooling of base level operating costs.

As a next step toward a pilot study, this page solicits interest and comments from researchers.

One recommendation in the Committee on Research Computing 2012 report was to invest in a pilot of a financially sustainable shared research computing resource. In response to this, work is beginning to engage interested early users of such a system.

Technically, networking and systems innovations now support effective shared environments that can potentially serve new users and existing research computing practitioners economically and efficiently.

Shared system pilot project interest and feedback form.
Groups interested in a shared system pilot project are invited to get in touch using the form below (or through email).
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MIT research computing shared system interest enquiry submitted.