These two Spatial Data Processing (SDP) computers have been specifically configured to optimise the processing of large spatial spatial datasets.
Please respect the bookings/jobs of other researchers.
The work done on these machines typically takes days – weeks to complete. The researcher is not constantly seated at the computer as a result. If you try to login, or interfere with the system in any way, you are very likely to corrupt or crash their work. This will require them to start again, delaying their research and extending the amount of time they will need access to the machine.
There are a number of additional requirements attached to use of SDP machines:
Doing these things will increase the chances that your job will complete successfully, and in the optimum amount of time.
If you require access to an SDP computer and are having trouble obtaining a booking window, or you need new software installed for your research, please contact Heidi 🙂