UK Research Data Facility (UK-RDF)

The UK Research Data Facility (UK-RDF), funded by EPSRC and NERC, is collocated with ARCHER and is housed at the ACF facility.

The Research Councils' vision behind the RDF:

  • Provide a high capacity robust file store;
  • Persistent infrastructure - will last beyond any one national service;
  • Easily extensible in size and number of hosts - degree of future proofing and potential for increasing local post processing activities;
  • Operates independently of any one vendor's offering for compute;
  • Remotely accessible via an Edinburgh host - not restricted to through login nodes;
  • Will remove end of service data issues - transfers at end of services have become increasingly lengthy;
  • Will also ensure that data from the current ARCHER service is secured - this will ensure a degree of soft landing if there is ever a gap in National Services;

This site will describe the UK Research Data Facility and how to access it.