The popular Computational Shared Facility (CSF) has recently hit a significant milestone with the 1-millionth job being submitted.
There are several EPSRC HPC (high performance computing) calls out at the moment which researchers should be aware of. If you would like to apply to any of them Research IT is able to help with the preparation of applications.
The Computational Shared Facility (CSF) has now officially come of age – it has reached an amazing 10,000 CPU cores – with around 4000 cores of Haswell / Broadwell and a Skylake procurement coming up in January.
Would you like to be able to explore climate models and visualise their output? A new web-based tool from Prof David Schultz’s research group in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, allows you to do just that. The research team consisting of Jonathan Fairman, Stuart Anderson, and Sharon Gardner, developed the “Build Your Own Earth” model using the computational power provided by N8 HPC, the regional computing platform accessed and supported through Research IT.
EPSRC is offering open access to five new Tier-2 High Performance Computing facilities through a call for proposals. Free access to the facilities is through a two stage peer review process with an initial closing date of the 21st of September. There will only be three calls a year for access to the facilities.
EPSRC have recently launched a survey open to all HPC users regardless of funding body, to try and understand the range of skills across the UK HPC community and the training needed to fill those skills gaps. If you use the local CSF, N8 HPC, ARCHER or any non-desktop system then read on!
Dr William Sellers from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences has been hitting the headlines with his discovery that Tyrannosaurus rex was unable move faster than a gentle jog, let alone run. The research looks extensively into the gait and biomechanics of the world’s most famous dinosaur and, using the external HPC resources accessed through and supported by Research IT, has created a new simulation model to test its findings.