HPC Midlands Update for HPC-SIG July 2013

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HPC Midlands Update for HPC-SIG July 2013

  1. 1. Update for HPC-SIG, July 2013
  2. 2. 1. Our expertise 2. Supercomputing on demand 3. Soul of the new machine 4. Next steps Topics
  3. 3. HPC Midlands builds on HPC expertise at Loughborough University and the University of Leicester. We have the infrastructure and expert team to drive innovation in research and industry. Our Expertise
  4. 4. Our Expertise
  5. 5. Our Expertise
  6. 6. Our Expertise
  7. 7. Our Expertise
  8. 8. Why make a huge capital investment in HPC when you can pay for the capacity you need, when you need it? HPC Midlands provides cost- effective supercomputing on demand for research and industry, delivered via the JANET network. Supercomputing on Demand
  9. 9. - Not just a system for academics who write their own code - We asked industrial HPC users what they needed from us - Key requirement: Flexible software licensing - Result: Deep engagement with Independent Software Vendors Supercomputing on Demand
  10. 10. Supercomputing on Demand
  11. 11. 3,000 cores (48 Teraflops) 11 chassis (18 blades each) 15TB RAM 120TB Lustre storage Non-blocking QDR Infiniband 188 compute node blades: 2 x 2.0GHz (8 core) Sandy Bridge 140 with 64GB RAM (4GB/core) 48 with 128GB RAM (8GB/core) Soul of the New Machine
  12. 12. Commercial software: - CD-adapco Star-CCM+ - ANSYS CFX - MSC Marc - Intel Cluster Studio / MKL Open Source: - OpenFOAM - Quantum Espresso - DL-POLY - NETCDF - pHDF5 - PETSc (and more!) Soul of the New Machine
  13. 13. Next Steps
  14. 14. Next Steps
  15. 15. Next Steps
  16. 16. Slide credit: Gary Page / Leigh Lapworth
  17. 17. Next Steps Industrial HPC user requirements: - Complex licensing scenarios - Virtualization! - Compatibility with their choice of OS, scheduler, interconnect, … - Ambitious targets for turn-around time
  18. 18. Next Steps - Requirement for a particular ISV software revision - Take over allocated resources - Real time processing, no queueing - Increasing interest in Open Source, esp. OpenFOAM - Looking for “national grid” 
  19. 19. www.hpc-midlands.ac.uk martin@hpc-midlands.ac.uk @HPC_Midlands

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