MSE IT Services

MSE IT Services are introducing a change freeze to its services. Due to limited physical access to MSE IT facilities, we need to preserve our infrastructure in a robust form. We are unable to add new hardware to expand capacity and have limited ability to perform anything other than critical maintenance and changes until further notice.

Virtual Servers

MSE IT can provide MSE Researchers with a Virtual Server for research and teaching purposes.

MSE IT virtual servers are well suited for basic server tasks like web servers right the way through to some HPC workloads. Our virtial machines are used for LAMP services, running software servers for applications like OpenFOAM and Confluence, database servers and software development. They are not suitable for graphics based work such as CAD applications or very large HPC jobs. For that work, MSE IT provides Virtual Workstations (VDI) or a HPC cluster.

Our very basic virtual server, suitable for a simple web server, has the following specs:

  • Ubuntu 18.04.
  • 1 virtual core
  • 4gb ram
  • 10gb HDD
  • regular system snapsots on request
  • located in a fully supported Data Centre, so there are no sudden power outages
  • available via VPN from outside the Uni network

All the system specs can be varied. We have served Virtual Servers with upto 48 cores and 128gb RAM.

NOTE: Virtual Servers are a shared resource and will only be granted for specifically requested period of time. Virtual Servers that are unused will be reclaimed and the resources made available to other users. Virtual Servers can be snapshotted and archived.