Environmental Data - JASMIN
28 Feb 2017



JASMIN is half super-computer and half data-centre and provides a globally unique platform at STFC, hosted for computing and storing UK and European environmental science data.



Credit: STFC

​ It is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the UK Space Agency​ (UKSA) and delivered by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

 A bustling hub of scientific collaboration, JASMIN has nearly 150 NERC-related science projects using its group workspaces and the CEDA archive. These workspaces bring together researchers from across the domains of data-intensive environmental science. 

Around 1000 virtual machines and 5000 cores of computing power are woven together with a fast internal network; which efficiently moves petabytes of data around, into, and out of JASMIN every month. Today, JASMIN’s storage capacity has tripled to over 16 petabytes - as a comparison, 1 petabyte of average length songs would equate to approximately 2000 years of continuous play!