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Our supercomputer

Our supercomputer 'Hawk' can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

Hawk

Hawk is our latest High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, providing a major enhancement in resource compared to that offered by the previous system, Raven (out of service from October 2019).

Our Hawk Linux cluster consists of 7,000 cores of Intel Skylake Gold 6148 processors (2.4GHz / 4.8GB per core / 20 cores per processor) as the main parallel MPI partition (including a High Memory, SMP section), with an additional 1,040 cores of Intel Skylake Gold as a serial/high throughput subsystem. Accelerated performance is available through additional P100 GPU nodes.

Hawk is configured with 46+TB of total memory across the entire cluster, with a 692 TB global parallel file storage managed by the Lustre file system and 420 TB NFS/home partition for longer-term data store. Nodes are connected with InfiniBand EDR technology (100Gbps / 1.0μsec latency).

Schematics

Name Type Last updated
Hawk schematic 2 PDF 18/10/2018
Hawk schematic 1 PDF 18/10/2018
Hawk system details PDF 30/10/2018
Interconnect network schematic PDF 14/09/2016