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Iridis 5 Supercomputer to Simplify Use of HPC

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe talks to Southampton University’s Oz Parchment about the decision-making behind installing the latest HPC system at the University. “Iridis 4 was based On Sandy Bridge and the current one we have got now is based on Sky Lake so you can see we have jumped four generations of development. Four years is a long time in HPC performance,” stated Oz Parchment, director of i-solutions at the University of Southampton.

Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers Power 1.3 Petaflop Supercomputer at University of Southampton

OCF in the UK has deployed a new supercomputer at the University of Southampton. Named Iridis 5, the 1.3 Petaflop system will support research demanding traditional HPC as well as projects requiring large scale deep storage, big data analytics, web platforms for bioinformatics, and AI services. “We’ve had early access to Iridis 5 and it’s substantially bigger and faster than its previous iteration – it’s well ahead of any other in use at any University across the UK for the types of calculations we’re doing.”