offers to organize the hosting of servers or clusters of research groups in the server rooms.
Please contact isginf
at the start of your project before you even buy the hardware. Many factors have to be taken into account when deciding if and where the equipment can be hosted:
- Availability of power and cooling capacity
- Reliability of cooling and power
- Network connectivity
Please also note that all server rooms at ETH are geared towards energy efficiency. Only rack-mountable equipment with an airflow from front to back can be placed in any of the rooms.
Please consider using virtual servers
for all use cases that allow it.
Each server has an owner
which is the primary contact for isginf
for maintenance and other issues. If the owner
is unavailable we fall back to the ITC
of the group.
takes care of the whole life cycle of the hosted system in the server rooms:
- power and network connectivity
- relocation or maintenance when needed
Operating System and Software
For servers and clusters with an operating system managed by isginf
the responsibilities of the owning group are outlined here
. Additional requirements for the hardware
also apply in this case.
For servers where the operating system is also installed by the research group, the responsibility is entirely with the research group. Typically the ITC
is the person we contact for maintenance and issues.