This week Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge announced the launch of CORE, the “UK’s most advanced on demand HPC and data management e-Infrastructure available to both industry and academia.”
As a key component of the UK Government BIS-led e-Infrastructure expansion program, CORE is aimed at delivering business-ready HPC and big data solutions to industry and academia. With 22,000 Intel processor cores at its disposal, the CORE e-Infrastructure delivers up to 300 Teraflops of sustained double-precision connected to 3 petabytes of HPC storage.
CORE demonstrates proven UK leadership in HPC and big data design, implementation and service provision for both SMB and enterprise-scale customers across a range of disciplines including engineering, life sciences, materials modelling and digital media. Simply put, CORE lowers the barriers of uptake for users and organisations new to HPC, removing the necessity for specialist HPC staff and costly in-house IT infrastructure.”
So how will CORE work with industry partners? In this video, Xyratex CEO Steve Barber discusses the long-standing technology partnership his company has with the CORE team at Cambridge. CORE is both customer and technology development partner, utilizing the industry-leading Xyratex ClusterStor HPC Lustre appliance.
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