SDU eScience Center expands its services to researchers

The SDU eScience Center is now offering a wider selection of services for researchers at all faculties.

By Claudio Pica & Desirée Suhr Pérez, , 2/20/2020

Together with traditional HPC facilities, the new services include a unique and innovative digital research environment, called UCloud, which is now the recommended platform at SDU for research data analysis.

UCloud is specifically built to support the needs of researchers for both computing and data management. It is designed to be user-friendly with an intuitive graphical interface, accessible via the web. The new system is flexible and can accommodate new demands from research groups, by using state-of-the-art technology. UCloud is a highly secure platform for research data suitable for sensitive data analysis  in compliance with GDPR regulations, with a formal ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification.

Packed with features designed for research workflows, the mission of UCloud is to make complex digital technology accessible to all researchers. Here are some of the functionalities UCloud provides:

  • Share & Collaborate with Secure Storage
    UCloud enables researchers to collaborate on datasets by sharing with all members of their team, without compromising security. Large research datasets can be stored in UCloud.
  • Interactive Supercomputing for All
    The intuitive graphical interface gives you access to powerful, interactive high-performance computing, data analytics and visualization tools. The platform also supports cloud-like services such as web-based dashboards. UCloud offers an “Apps” section preloaded with popular applications; more can be customized on-demand. Simple or complex applications can be deployed with a few clicks via an intuitive user interface.

A detailed guide for UCloud, with introductory videos for new users, is available at docs.cloud.sdu.dk.

User support and Training

The eScience Center offers high-level user support by assisting new research groups to take full advantage of the data and computer systems at SDU.

Workshops and seminars on specific topics can also be arranged based on the individual needs of the research groups by contacting the SDU eScience Center at escience@sdu.dk.