High-Performance Computing Facilities

Prof. Maxim Fedorov is director of the West of Scotland Supercomputing Centre – Archie-West.

The centre was established in March 2012 by a £1.6M award from the EPSRC e-Infrastructure fund to establish a “Tier-2” regional centre of excellence in High Performance Computing. The aim of the centre is to support multi-disciplinary research, with a centre of gravity in engineering and physical sciences, while reaching out to other disciplines and to encourage and enable industrial usage and collaboration.

Archie-West comprises almost 3500 cores for distributed parallel computing providing almost 38 Teraflops peak performance, 8 “fat” 512GB RAM nodes for large memory calculations, 8 GPU servers, 2 visualisation servers and 130TB of high performance LUSTRE storage. The hardware was supplied by Dell and installed by Alces Software.

Archie-West was recently highlighted in a press-release from the University of Strathclyde.

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