ARCHER management structure
ARCHER (Academic Research Computing High End Resource), the next-generation national high performance computing service, started in December 2013.
The management structure for the ARCHER service is composed of three main bodies:
- ARCHER Strategic Management Board (SMB)
- ARCHER Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)
- ARCHER Service Operations Group (SOG)
The aim of the management structure is to ensure that the benefits outlined in the business and scientific case for ARCHER are realised and that the strategic and scientific direction of the service aligns with the expectations and requirements of the research community.
The management groups will also have to monitor the performance of the service to ensure that contracted service levels are achieved and that other agreed targets are met.
Frequency of meetings
The projected frequency of meetings for each of the management bodies is detailed below. Additional meetings or teleconferences may be convened as necessary.
|Management body||Meeting frequency|
|ARCHER Scientific Advisory Committee||Once every 4-6 months|
|ARCHER Strategic Management Board||Once every 3 months|
The ARCHER Scientific Advisory Committee will meet prior to the ARCHER Strategic Management Board.