High-performance computer servers
Three new servers provide data storage as well as high-performance computing capability for the Centre research facilities. In addition to providing just over 32TB of RAID L5 storage, each machine also has a 8-core CPU, 64GB of RAM and 4 NVIDIA GPUs which are well-suited to analyzing large spatial datasets from imaging studies.
With such hardware we can make use of both parallelisation and virtualisation, the former enabling the training of large machine learning models and the latter allowing multiple application environments on the same physical machine. In addition to data storage, the servers have also been used to provide free training courses on high-performance GPU computing to industrial collaborators and researchers working on computationally demanding problems.