Specification IT and Library Services

Technical Specification

Computing Nodes

It is based around the Centos 7 (64 bit) Linux operating system and is composed of approximately 1150 processing cores with the following specialised areas:

  • 48 compute nodes, each with 20 CPU cores (2.4 GHz), 128 GB DDR4 RAM
  • 4 high memory nodes, each with 20 CPU cores (2.4 GHz), 320 GB DDR4 RAM
  • 5 GPU nodes, each identical to compute nodes with the addition of  2 x NVIDIA Tesla K80 per node with 24GB GDDR5 ECC memory
  • Intel Omni-Path interconnect (100 Gb/s node-switch and switch-switch)
  • 480 TB raw disk space providing 350 TB parallel file system (BeeGFS)


  • Dedicated racks for storage and management components
  • UPS power failover
  • Dedicated 10Gb fibre uplink to University core network