HPC for industry
Posted: 10 Jan 2019 | 11:52
The Fortissimo 2 project ended on 31 December 2018. Together with its predecessor (the plain old 'Fortissimo project') it has helped over 100 SMEs and mid-caps to run experiments that demonstrate the effectiveness of providing HPC services using a business model derived from cloud computing, thereby making it much lower risk for small companies to use HPC.
Posted: 8 Jan 2019 | 15:08
Earlier this year, HPE announced the Catalyst UK programme: a collaboration with Arm, SUSE and three UK universities to deploy one of the largest Arm-based high performance computing (HPC) installations in the world. EPCC was chosen as the site for one of these systems; the other two are the Universities of Bristol and Leicester.
EPCC's system (called 'Fulhame' after pioneering chemist Elizabeth Fulhame) was delivered and installed in early December. This HPE Apollo 70-based system consists of 64 compute nodes with two 32-core Cavium ThunderX2 processors (ie 4096 cores in total), 128GB of memory composed of 16 DDR4 DIMMs, and Mellanox InfiniBand interconnects. It will be made available to both industry and academia, with the aim to build applications that drive economic growth and productivity as outlined in the UK government’s Industrial Strategy.
Posted: 6 Dec 2018 | 16:12
In February EPCC will host an event to explain why data driven innovation is important for industry. We will also showcase how companies are already using data technologies to enhance commercial performance.
There is a lot of hype around big data and big computing for business, but it is undeniable that the influence of data-driven innovation will be profound.
The expertise and support available in Scotland has created a massive opportunity for our engineering and manufacturing sectors and, with the launch of the £500m Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) strand of the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal, this is an exciting time for exploring how technology can benefit business.
Posted: 12 Nov 2018 | 15:05
2018 continues to be a busy year for EPCC in terms of industrial collaborations. Here's an overview of some of our recent partnerships.
Posted: 5 Nov 2018 | 14:44
A consortium led by Rolls-Royce and EPCC was recently awarded an EPSRC Prosperity Partnership worth £14.7m to develop the next generation of engineering simulation and modelling techniques, with the aim of developing the world’s first high-fidelity simulation of a complete gas-turbine engine during operation.
Posted: 10 Sep 2018 | 00:00
December 2018 marks the end of the Fortissimo project. EPCC has been collaborating in the programme since 2013, and during this time 92 business experiments have been carried out with over 100 small European companies, many of which had no previous experience of using HPC.
Posted: 31 Jul 2018 | 16:12
Professor Peter Boyle introduces the new DiRAC system, which is hosted at EPCC's Advanced Computing Facility.
DiRAC is part of the UK Government’s investment into the UK’s e-infrastructure to improve computing, software development, data storage, networking and distributed computing networks.
Posted: 27 Jul 2018 | 15:25
We are working on a machine-learning project with Rock Solid Images (RSI), a geoscience consulting firm that provides borehole characterisation with the goal of reducing exploration drilling risk for oil and gas companies.
RSI is one of the main players in the interpretation of seismic data with well log data and it has built its business on using advanced rock physics methods combined with sophisticated geologic models to deliver highly reliable predictions of where oil and gas might be found.
Posted: 18 Jul 2018 | 11:56
2018 has been a busy year for EPCC so far, with several new collaborations with national and international companies. Here are some examples of our latest research-focused projects. We anticipate more success stories soon!
Posted: 12 Apr 2018 | 14:34
Gina Finch of The Data Lab explains how this Scottish innovation centre creates economic benefit through data innovation.
Unlocking the value from data is the key to creating new opportunities for economic growth. Scotland is making a name for itself on the global stage as a centre for expertise in data science and a leader in the field of data innovation and exploitation. Our unique landscape of leading industry and university institutions has attracted businesses and talent alike, with industry and academia working together to innovate and create new opportunities for economic growth.