The Infrastructure Group are a team of multi-discipline software engineers, system administrators and researchers. They design and build the testbeds in use in TSSG to meet current and future research needs. Their role is to support and enable experimenters get the most out of the computing resources and testbeds they use. They also operate and manage TSSG’s High-Density Water-Cooled Data Centre facility which is home to many Testbed Infrastructures such as Unified Communications, IoT, Cloud, SDN/NFV, and SDR Testbeds, as well as an AI cluster and ICHEC’s Super Computer.
In addition to their testbed work the Infrastructure Group work on a range of EI, EU, InterReg and SFI projects ranging from security, radio technologies, advanced networking protocols, automation and virtualisation, as well as building prototypes for SMEs.
The Infrastructure Group take a DevOps ethos to everything they do and as such heavily use Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI), including Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Storage (SDS), and Orchestration as means of delivering services quickly and effectively.