Dell EMC Powers HPC at University of Liverpool with Alces Flight

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Today Dell EMC announced a joint solution with Alces Flight and AWS to provide HPC for the University of Liverpool. Dell EMC will provide a fully managed on-premises HPC cluster while a cloud-based HPC account for students and researchers will enable cloud bursting computational capacity.

We want researchers and students at the University of Liverpool to be able to run HPC workloads anywhere and at any time,” said Wil Mayers, Technical Director of Alces Flight. “By being able to provide a unified HPC environment that incorporates both Dell EMC on-premises hardware and AWS, we can provide users with a high-quality, consistent experience. Our hope is that this results in further collaborative engagements that push hybrid HPC forward, allowing users to have quick access to some of the best hardware and cloud resources available.”

“Universities are competing in an increasingly demanding environment and the need to differentiate and offer a best-in-class experience is vital. The collaboration between ourselves and Alces Flight helps the University of Liverpool offer a significant computing resource to their students and faculty,” said Peter Barnes, VP Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell EMC UK and Ireland. “Our Dell PowerEdge 14G servers provide the highly scalable compute platform that is instrumental in this. High-Performance Computing is already being used around the world to make significant scientific breakthroughs and today’s launch will hopefully be the catalyst for more.”

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