High Performance Computing (HPC) makes use of multiple processors to deliver levels of performance that would otherwise be impossible or unfeasible to deliver via conventional desktop systems. HPC has typically been used to solve highly complex simulations, traditionally in the scientific and technology fields, but is increasingly used to manage, and extract meaning from, large datasets.
SMEs can use such a resource to punch well above their weight in terms of new product development, prototyping, testing, and research.
Innovation Avenue is equipped with a demonstration system that makes use of innovative liquid cooling to recover and reuse heat from the hardware and benefits from near silent operation. Our system currently consists of four client nodes (64 cores), plus a front end/management node. Open source software is available through the Linux operating system, but a Windows environment is also available.
The 3M BIC is able to scale users’ work to larger systems both on the University of Huddersfield campus and beyond, to permit initial studies to be expanded to cope with data sets of increasing complexity and size.