HPC Calls now Open


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.

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CSF Reaches a Major Milestone


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.

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Build Your Own Earth


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.

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How fast can a T. rex run?

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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.

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Call for Access to the European HPC Service (PRACE)

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PRACE has recently announced its 15th Call for Proposals for Project Access. The current call provides access to various European Tier 0 systems from Bull, Cray, Lenovo and IBM. These comprise a mixture of standard x86, Knights Landing and GPU platforms. Joint submissions from academia and industry are particularly welcome.

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