New Investment in Local HPC Platform

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We are pleased to announce that there has recently been a significant investment in the Central Shared Facility (CSF).  Over 1000 CPU cores and 16 Nvidia V100 GPUs are coming online in the next few weeks and there is further investment to come in the next few months!

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CSF Procurement Call Out Now

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The call is now out for the annual end-of-financial-year CSF (Central Shared Facility) procurement.  If your research group has funds and wishes to make a contribution, this University financial year, to the CSF, please get in touch as soon as possible.

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CSF3 is coming…

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The CSF (Computational Shared Facility) and DPSF (Data Processing Shared Facility), the University’s flagship HPC systems for compute and high memory work, have been steadily growing over the past 7 years.  Approximately 4 million pounds have been invested resulting in over 10,000 CPU cores, over 1PB of scratch and 60TB of RAM being available.

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Free Access to the Computational Facility (CSF)

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Our flagship computational facility, The CSF, is currently only available to those researchers contributing funds to the platform.  However we are pleased to announce that our recent case to provide limited free-at-the-point-of-use computational resource to users without funds, particularly for those who are not computational specialists, has been successful.

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The launch of Data-Processing Shared Facility

The Data-Processing Shared Facility (DPSF) is now available to early-adopters. The DPSF is a new computational platform (developed from Hydra) which is complementary to the highly-successful Computational Shared Facility (CSF) which has been in production for several years: The DPSF is specified for high-memory and IO-intensive work.

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