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The IT infrastructure unit is responsible for project management of NeuroSpin IT. The cell collaborates with the DRF/GIPSI (central IT resources of the CEA's Fundamental Research Division - DRF) and the outsourcing center which provide project management for servers and workstations.
The IT Infrastructure cell ensures the structuring, the deployment, the maintenance of the NeuroSpin computer park in order to keep it at the state of the art.
This computer park is composed of a gigabit network allowing to connect all the workstations and computer servers to 2 separate networks :
Users can thus have access to Windows-based administrative workstations or Linux-based workstations that can be installed by the center's service provider. In close collaboration with the DRF/GIPSI team, the IT Infrastructure unit also provides research teams with dedicated calculation servers on CPU or GPU architectures, as well as a cluster for prototyping calculation codes that will be deployed in the CEA's Very Large Computing Center (TGCC, DAM, Bruyères-le-Châtel).
Users also have access to a large storage space of 1.7 PetaBytes online, which is used to host neuroimaging data produced by the NeuroSpin platform's imagers in accordance with the expectations of current regulations on health data, as well as to store data from analyses conducted as part of the teams' research projects. This data space benefits from a redundancy that ensures its durability.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.