Lancaster University

The Challenge

As one of the UK's largest research institutions, having access to enterprise class HPC power is mission-critical.

The Solution

Introducing Viglen products to allow the university to maintain an enviable record in cutting edge computer-based research.

Outcomes

The university are now to meet growing and support of a wide range of HPC workloads on premise.

Supporting cutting edge computer-based research with Viglen HPC

With Intel® Xeon® Gold processors based on the new Skylake architecture, offering significant per- core performance, Lancaster University are able to meet growing and support of a wide range of HPC workloads on premise.

The University of Lancaster is one of the UK’s largest research institutions, so having access to enterprise class HPC power is mission-critical, the university receives more funding through research than through tuition fees alone. The University of Lancaster has been an HPC user for a few years but decided to adopt a more strategic and centralised approach when they began looking at refreshing and upgrading its resources.

Lancaster University chose XMA as a partner to deliver the new HPC resources, which will allow the university to maintain an enviable record in cutting edge computer-based research. The difference is that Viglen products and services are tailor made for each and every client. By weaving together the team’s high level of experience and expertise, with a solution orientated approach to hardware, XMA can deliver on budget and on brief every time.

Why Intel?

HPC platforms—from the smallest clusters to largest supercomputers—demand a balance across compute, memory, storage, and network. The Intel Xeon Scalable platform was designed to deliver and enable such balance with massive scalability—to tens of thousands of cores. From its improved core count and mesh architecture to newly integrated technologies and support for Intel Optane memory and storage devices, the Intel Xeon Scalable platform enables the ultimate goals of HPC—to maximise performance across proved core count and mesh architecture to newly integrated technologies and support for Intel.