University of Oxford Deploys U.K.’s Most Powerful GPU Supercomputer
NVIDIA announced yesterday that Oxford University is deploying the most powerful GPU supercomputer in the U.K., which is powered by NVIDIA Tesla GPUs. Unveiled this week at the newly established Center for Innovation in High Performance Computing (HPC) at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Didcot, the “Emerald” system is an 84-node cluster equipped with 372 NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPUs, delivering more than 114 teraflops of performance. The system will be open to scientists across the U.K. to accelerate research in astrophysics, genomics, nanotechnology, and many other fields.
“The Emerald supercomputer forms part of the government’s £145 million investment in e-infrastructure and will be an invaluable asset to business and universities,” said David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science. “It will drive growth and innovation, encourage inward investment in the UK and keep us at the very leading edge of science. Established by the e-Infrastructure South Consortium, which includes the Universities of Oxford, Bristol, and Southampton and University College London, the Center for Innovation in High Performance Computing provides the infrastructure for the development of scientific and engineering applications, and will enable the training of HPC scientists and engineers.
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