During the last Analytics/Research offsite we discussed about the possibility of having a separate host for the Research team, able to host only their workloads (since all the stat boxes are currently very busy).
Another thing that we'd like to finally make it work is the GPU installed on stat1005 (context in T148843), that for a lot of reason (Drivers, etc..) has not been productionized yet. In order to make it work we'd need to experiment drivers and various settings, that involves reboots and invasive action on the host, something that we can't afford now on stat1005 since a lot of users rely on it on a daily basis. So the idea would be, if feasible for you guys, to move the GPU from stat1005 to the new stat box (stat1007?) and test the GPU on it with the Research team's help.
We don't have a clear idea about the hardware specs for this new host, so I'd say that keeping stat1005/6 as baseline is ok.