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Bull supercomputer technology powers new HPC Midlands facility

22 March 2013

A new 3,000 core Sandy Bridge based supercomputer, implemented and managed by Bull Information Systems will power the new HPC Midlands facility at Loughborough University.

In addition, Bull is helping to make the powerful new supercomputer available as a managed service to both industry and academia in the region and beyond via the JANET network.

HPC Midlands is a joint venture between Loughborough University and the University of Leicester and is backed by £1m funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Based at the University’s Science and Enterprise Park, the new facility provides an e-infrastructure for research and industry.

The Bull supercomputer is already being used for testing and live operational projects, and combined with high-performance computing (HPC) expertise from the two universities is now available for businesses to use as a tool for driving their innovations. 

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