HP Emerald Becomes U.K.’s Most Powerful GPU Supercomputer

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This week Nvidia announced that the University of Oxford and a consortium of top U.K.-based academic institutions have deployed the nation’s most powerful GPU-accelerated supercomputer at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Didcot. The “Emerald” system is an 84-node HP ProLiant cluster equipped with 372 NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPUs, delivering more than 114 teraflops of performance.

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.”

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