HEC Upgraded with an additional 800 cores

A further 52 compute nodes have been added to the High End Computing cluster as the first phase of the service hardware refresh. Each new node offers 16 cores of Intel Ivy Bridge processors and 64GB of memory. The new nodes are connected to an updated high bandwidth network by low latency 10 gigabit network cards.

The second phase of the hardware refresh is expected to go live in late summer, and will add a further 1000 cores.”