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  • 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...

  • HPC User Group Meeting - 21st July 2015

    On 21st July 14:30 - 16:30 in 3WN 3.8, we will be holding a HPC User Group Meeting. This will be the first user group meeting after Balena has been opened to users and we are keen to get feedback...

  • Aquila storage maintenance work on 7-9am on 7th July 2015

    Essential maintenance work will be performed on Aquila's home area storage on 7th July 2015, between 7-9am. While this work is being carried out Aquila will not be available or accessible. All users are required to log out before 8pm...

  • Welcome to Outlook Calendar, 29 June 2015

    We are pleased that all staff can now use Outlook on their desktop or via mail.bath.ac.uk for email and calendar.  Computing Services Assistant Director, Gordon Roberts, explains the move from Thunderbird and Oracle to Outlook. Following extensive requests and feedback...

  • Prepare for Outlook Calendar, 29 June University go live

    The University is moving from Oracle to Outlook Calendar the last weekend of June 2015.  Go live for Outlook Calendar as the University Calendar tool is 9.30am, Monday 29 June 2015. Changes you will see after 9.30am, Monday 29 June...