Category Archives: Computer Weekly

  • How the University of Liverpool Balances HPC and the Cloud

    To support various workloads required in academic research, the University of Liverpool runs an on-premise HPC cluster, designed by Dell EMC and Alces Flight, which offers on-demand public cloud access to Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs) running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Dell PowerEdge-based HPC cluster is being used by researchers at the university to help them…

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  • Australia to Upgrade Supercomputer in HPC Boost

    Australia is bolstering its high performance computing (HPC) chops with a supercomputer that boasts a 10-fold increase in speed over its predecessor, giving researchers access to computing resources needed to solve complex research problems. Dubbed Gadi, which means “to search for” in the language of the Ngunnawal, the first inhabitants of the Canberra region, the supercomputer…

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  • IT Pros see a Role for High-Performance Computing in Business

    Four-fifths of UK IT staff link the practical application of high-performance computing (HPC) with maintaining a competitive advantage in the next five years, according to a survey of 903 IT professionals by Censuswide. Although HPC is traditionally linked to scientific research, the majority (87%) of UK IT staff questioned in the survey agreed that HPC systems now hold massive…

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  • Hybrid Cloud: Weighing up What to Run in the Cloud and On-Premise

    Within large, enterprise IT environments, senior management are increasingly pushing their IT department to pinpoint applications and services that could be pushed off into the cloud for performance, cost and resiliency reasons. But how do you go about deciding what should run where, and which workloads might be better off running where they are now?…

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  • AWS Skills Collaboration Gives Rise to Two-Year Pre-University Cloud Qualification

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is joining forces with the Career Colleges Trust to create a qualification in cloud computing that will be offered through further education institutions and universities across the UK from early next year. The two-year course will provide students with a pre-university qualification that could either pave the way for them to…

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