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With the help of PRIMERGY Scale-out and Rack servers, the extended HPC platform at University of East Anglia enable research projects to be completed up to ten times faster

"Fujitsu has a rich background in HPC and is familiar with us as an organisation. Moreover, the pricing was incredibly attractive so it was a simple choice to continue with Fujitsu as our HPC partner."

Leo Earl, Head of Research and Specialist Computing University of East Anglia

UEA has extended its Fujitsu HPC cluster to meet growing demand. An additional 100 PRIMERGY servers enable fast throughput and vastly increased capacity.

Customer

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university in the UK that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 17,000 students. The campus is located in 320 acres of rolling parkland just two miles from the centre of Norwich and is a leading member of Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.

Challenge

UEA’s existing HPC cluster could no longer meet customer demands, with HPC job numbers more than doubling in four years. It needed to find an affordable way to extend HPC capability without compromising performance.

Solution

UEA worked with partner OCF to deploy around 100 new FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY nodes. It also integrated additional memory and Intel® Skylake architecture so it can run the demanding application pipelines being developed by the Computational Biology groups at UEA.

Benefit

  • Projects can be completed up to ten times faster
  • Flexible architecture provides best price/ performance balance
  • Improved HPC capacity attracts new researchers and enables cutting-edge research and teaching
  • The university expects to complete 30 million CPU hours in 2018

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