Upgrading power protection at the University’s world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) Centre delivers efficiency savings worth nearly £100,000 a year.
The University’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Centre is recognised as one of the country’s foremost academic hubs. Its processing power aides research topics as diverse as physics, including quantum mechanics and nanoscience, through to climate modelling, engineering, chemistry simulations, and even language studies.
Today, the HPC Centre is home to ‘BlueCrystal’, one of the UK’s most advanced supercomputing facilities. It is capable of a staggering 600 trillion calculations a second. Scientists even use it to model the evolution of galaxies.
The existing 1MVA HPC Centre was built in 2009. While the technologies were cutting-edge at the time of installation, fast-forward nearly a decade and they weren’t up to the challenges posed by the modern, energy-efficient world.
The University has strong environmental and sustainability policies, including a target to be carbon neutral by 2030. With this in mind, the it decided to upgrade the electrical infrastructure throughout the HPC Centre to the latest, most energy-efficient solutions.
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