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HPC Midlands

MANUFACTURER Bull Information Systems Ltd (manufacturer's website)
MODEL Supercomputer
AVAILABILITY Available 24x7, 365 days per year, except when undergoing planned maintenance
RESTRICTIONS HPC Midlands is available for use by research and industry
TRAINING Training is required to use this item and we can arrange this if needed.
CUSTODIAN HPC Midlands Business Development
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SITE Holywell Park


HPC Midlands, a new supercomputing facility based at Loughborough University’s Science and Enterprise Park, provides state-of-the-art e-infrastructure for research and industry.

High performance computing (HPC) is used to process vast quantities of data and undertake complex calculations. It has the potential to act as a catalyst for breakthroughs across a wide range of sectors including bio-informatics, engineering, finance, manufacturing, power generation, molecular modelling, science, and weather forecasting.

The 3,000 core supercomputer at the heart of HPC Midlands, combined with high performance computing expertise from Loughborough University and the University of Leicester, is now available for business and industry to use as a crucial tool for driving innovation.

For more information, please see our website at http://hpc-midlands.ac.uk or contact us via the "Enquire" button.


Performance3,000 core (48 Teraflops)
No. of chassis11 (18 blades per chassis)
Processors188 compute node blades each with 2 x 2.0GHz (8 core) Sandy Bridge CPUs
140 blades with 64GB RAM (4GB/core)
48 blades with 128GB RAM (8GB/core)
Storage120TB Lustre storage
ConnectivityQDR Infiniband Interconnect
SoftwareWe also have leading commercial and open source HPC software installed ready for you to use.

Item ID #2014.

Last Updated: 10th March, 2013

HPC Midlands