The high performance computing facility consists of a Linux cluster of 632 cores on 32 nodes.
This extremely robust, versatile and powerful system allows for many simulation and calculation intensive tasks to be completed within short periods of time.
It is heavily used by researchers for numerical modelling, using methods that rely upon extremely powerful computing resources.
Key features of the cluster include:
- Quad core, 64 bit system software
- Advanced Sun Grid Engine queuing system
- Ganglia web-based monitoring system, allowing fast and informed response to system problems
- Redhat Enterprise Linux with KDE and Gnome desktops for easier user interface