HPC MidlandsMartin Hamilton, Centre Manager
What is HPC Midlands? New High Performance Computing facility for  academia and industry Jointly operated by Loughboroug...
hera: The HPC Midlands Facility £1m EPSRC investment 3,000 core Bull supercomputer (48 Teraflops) 11 x chassis (18 blad...
HPC Modelling Use Cases   Climate change   Wind energy   Nuclear power   Nanoscale coatings   Thermal comfort   Biom...
The Delivery!
Mechanical and Electrical Work (FM)
Mechanical and Electrical Work (FM)
The Delivery!
And Finally… We’re Hiring!
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HPC Midlands is a new £1.4m High Performance Computing facility jointly operated by Loughborough University and the University of Leicester. HPC Midlands will provide supercomputing services to both academic and industrial users in the region and beyond.

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A First Look at HPC Midlands

  1. 1. HPC MidlandsMartin Hamilton, Centre Manager
  2. 2. What is HPC Midlands? New High Performance Computing facility for academia and industry Jointly operated by Loughborough and Leicester  Staff in IT Services at both Universities, and Enterprise Office at Loughborough Building on relationships with existing industrial partners and software providers Opportunity to “operationalize” HPC spending – e.g. PAYG software licensing
  3. 3. hera: The HPC Midlands Facility £1m EPSRC investment 3,000 core Bull supercomputer (48 Teraflops) 11 x chassis (18 blades per chassis) 188 compute node blades, each with  2 x 2.0GHz (8 core) Sandy Bridge CPUs 15TB RAM  140 blades with 64GB RAM (4GB/core)  48 blades with 128GB RAM (8GB/core) 60TB Lustre storage QDR Infiniband interconnect
  4. 4. HPC Modelling Use Cases Climate change Wind energy Nuclear power Nanoscale coatings Thermal comfort Biomechanics Astrophysics and…?Image credit: Gary Page
  5. 5. The Delivery!
  6. 6. Mechanical and Electrical Work (FM)
  7. 7. Mechanical and Electrical Work (FM)
  8. 8. The Delivery!
  9. 9. And Finally… We’re Hiring!
  10. 10. HPC MidlandsMartin Hamilton, Centre Manager
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