Tech-Talk: Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre - Datacenter Operations, HPC Services and Placement Opportunities

23/10/2013 F12

Tech-Talk: 
Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre - Datacenter Operations, HPC Services and Placement Opportunities

Abstract

The Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at the University of Edinburgh operates the current UK national High Performance Computing (HPC) Service, a Cray XE6 system called HECToR at a datacenter outside of Edinburgh. In this seminar I will talk about several areas the EPCC is involved in. Firstly the technologies involved in powering and cooling of the datacentre where HPC services are hosted. Secondly the HPC services we offer, their architectures and connectivity. Lastly the day to day jobs of a Linux system administrator maintaining these systems at the datacentre. After the main presentation I will outline our placement scheme and also the EPCC's MSc in High Performance computing.


Speaker: James Sweet - Systems Developer, EPCC, University of Edinburgh, has worked for the EPCC for 4 years now during and after graduating from the Embedded Systems course at Napier University, Edinburgh. His main interests are in data centre energy efficiency, plant monitoring/automation and various aspects of Linux Administration (Security/Storage/Authentication).
 
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Associated people

Emma Hart
Director of CEC
e.hart@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2783

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