IBM’s Iridis4 Supercomputer Powers up in the UK

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The University of Southampton has powered-on Iridis4, the most powerful university-based supercomputer in England. Powered by 12,200 Intel Xeon E5-2670 processor cores, the IBM supercomputer is powered by InfiniBand and integrated and supported by OCF Plc.

Southampton is a leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) and Iridis4 allows us to take another leap forward to keep pace with the needs of our world-class researchers,” said Dr. Oz Parchment, Director of Research Computing at the University. “There is an ever increasing demand for the use of supercomputing power for research and this new machine will provide the opportunity for even more academics to work on a greater number of projects, at faster speeds.”

The new machine is also one of the first in the UK to include to Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, with each capable of running at one teraflop.

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