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High Performance Computing

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High Performance Computing (HPC) pools computing power from many processors, memories and disks in clusters in order to solve problems that require a large-scale computation. HPC is used to handle large sets of data or especially complex tasks.

Cambridge University provides two different HPC clusters (CPU-based and GPU-based) as resources for scientific computing applications.

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HPCS Peta 4

Peta 4 is the flagship supercomputer for RCS. It is comprised of 1152 nodes of traditional CPU, and 342 many-core CPUs.

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HPCS Wilkes2 GPU Cluster

Wilkes2 is the largest graphics processing unit (GPU) enabled supercomputer for academic research in the UK. It is comprised of 90 nodes each with 4...

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