Informatics Informatics Department Assessment

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A significant difference between the earlier Common Base Programme and EASE was with regard to hardware purchased on SERC grants. The Common Base had defined standard machines that were on an approved list. Researchers had to make a good case if they wanted to deviate from that list.

With EASE, the emphasis was on giving researchers information and letting them make informed choices. Three areas of particular importance were

The procedure was to take a standard set of benchmarks, borrow equipment from the manufacturers, and produce a report rating the good and back features of each system.