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  • Aquila HPC service retirement - 30th September 2015

    We trust that everyone is making good use of the Balena HPC service, it certainly appears to be heavily used over the last few months. I would like to make you aware that on 30th September 2015, we will be...

  • Windows 10 privacy concerns

    Microsoft launched Windows 10 at the end of July. You might have downloaded it already, but since its release concerns have been raised in the media about the security of your data. So, is Microsoft spying on you? Well, as...

  • Current students and other staff can migrate themselves to Exchange

    Following on from the successful role out of Exchange for staff members, students can now follow suit. As a current student, you now have the option to migrate your email account to the Exchange server, giving you access to Outlook...

  • Balena service online after BeeGFS upgrade

    The Balena HPC service is now ready for use after the BeeGFS parallel file system upgrade - new features available after this upgrade include informational quota and quota enforcement. We have successfully completed cluster wide pre-production tests to ensure that...

  • 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

    In light on the recent reports on the retina screens on Apple's laptops and tablets staining, our Mac and Mobile specialist Peter Lewis has come up with a useful guide about caring for your laptop or tablet. Even the best...

  • 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...