Yesterday at the University of Bath's 3rd Symposium on HPC, Prof Kevin Edge, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, revealed the name of the successor to the current Aquila HPC system. The new system will be named Balena.
The name was suggested by Federico Brivio from the Department of Chemistry. In order to continue the tradition of Italian-animal naming, Federico has suggested Balena. Balena means Whale: a big, clever mammal that never sleeps completely and represents a big, clever computer. There is an additional joke, since "balena" also means hurtle and flash, which is is a good description for the new supercomputer.
Well done Federico! We're all looking forward to when we can start using the Balena HPC in the near future.