Computing power for data analysis
Researchers at South Campus have access to free processing power for data analysis. If you have high demands for computing power for your data analysis you can apply for resources.
SCDataLab can give you advice on the different options. Here is an overview:
UCloud provides an intuitive graphical user interface to give access to powerful interactive high-performance computing and tools for data analytics and visualization. UCloud offers an “Apps” section preloaded with popular applications and more applications can be customized and uploaded on-demand.
UCloud is managed by SDU, AU and AAU and situated at SDU eScience. The SDU eScience is ISO/IEC27001:2013 certified since February 2020. There is not yet a Data Processor Agreement between UCloud and UCPH, but we expect that it is only a matter of time before KU users, who work with sensitive data, will be allowed to use UCloud.
Computerome 2.0 is available to researchers who need to calculate, analyze and process large quantities of data — safely and flexibly.
Computerome 2.0 is a Danish High Performance Computing (HPC) system, a supercomputer, that is managed by the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
Computerome 2.0 is available to all UCPH users, regardless of their field of research. You have also, as an employee or a PhD student at UCPH, the opportunity to become a free-of-charge Computerome 2.0 “sandbox" user, and try Computerome 2.0 for a limited amount of time.
You can also use Computerome 2.0 if you work with personal data (GDPR).
The UCPH IT Research Support section is responsible for supporting the UCPH users of C2. You can contact Research Support via Serviceportal.
More information on KUnet: Computerome 2.0.
ERDA (Electronic Research Data Archive) at University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is for storing, sharing, archiving and analyzing research data. SIF (Sensitive Information Facility) is a corresponding facility for storing, sharing and analysis of sensitive data. ERDA is run by the SCIENCE HPC Center and data analysis is formally for the Faculty of Science.
Researchers at SCIENCE can invite collaborators – both at KU and external partners – to become users at ERDA for specific collaboration or teaching purposes.
It is under consideration to extend the use of ERDA and SIF to other faculties at UCPH, but until that is agreed, SCIENCE may in some cases invite test users from other faculties. If allowed as a test user, currently there will be free access, but later test users will be transferred to future conditions based on the agreements for the other faculties. If you would like to be taken into consideration as a test user, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will clarify your options.
Please note that if you are a researcher from TEO, JUR or HUM then SCDataLab will provide you with general support about ERDA/SIF. You should only pose your questions to the ERDA and SIF support-mails (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have specific technical questions or want to report an error. In these cases, please provide a screenshot or copy the specific error message you get, and the time when the error occurred, so the support team can trace log files for errors.
See more information at the ERDA homepage.
In some situations, it is preferable to have your own computing systems made up of one or more servers with CPU and GPU capacity. Research Support at UCPH can consult and guide both in regards to purchases, configuration and operation in UCPH's own operational centers and support facilities. You find IT Consultancy for researchers here.