July 2015

  • Brilliant engineering, blink and you'd miss it

    You would not see a car travelling at 1000 miles per hour across the Bath Rugby Rec if you blinked.  This seems a shame but, to be fair, the Bloodhound car is unlikely to use the Bath Rugby Rec as...

  • Congratulations Steve

    Congratulations to SAMIS Developer, Steve Wyatt who has graduated with a first class degree in BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing. We recently caught up with Steve to discuss his achievements. What qualification did you study? I studied for a BSc...

  • Loving your laptop

    Even the best quality laptop computers are inherently more fragile than desktop computers and for this reason care must be taken to ensure reliable and continued operation. Below are a few hints and tips which can help to keep your laptop...

  • The Birth of Balena

        The above video shows the installation, by ClusterVision, of the University of Bath's newest High Performance Computing (HPC) system, Balena. The Balena HPC system is based on the Intel Xeon E5-2650v2 IvybridgeV2 processor and also consists of NVIDIA and...

  • SAMBa CDT provide training in Scientific Computing using HPC

    The SAMBa CDT, funded by EPSRC, provided additional funding to grow the computational and storage capacity of the University of Bath's new HPC system, Balena. As part of the degree all students will gain valuable skills in Scientific Computing and many...

  • BeeGFS upgrade 27th - 31st July 2015

    From 27th July the BeeGFS storage on the Balena HPC cluster will be undergoing an upgrade. We are expecting that Balena will be unavailable for, at most, the entire week while ClusterVision perform the upgrade. During this period there will...

  • Aquila system outage 30th June - 2nd July 2015

    On the 30th June the storage server providing /apps and /data lost power and resulted in the Aquila system becoming unresponsive. This issue was fixed by reseating the power supply unit on the storage node and the storage node boot...