Research and Innovation Services (RIS) are getting excited about the joint £1.36 Million investment into our new High Performance Computing system, Balena. They've included a write up in their news section detailing all the improved features that the new HPC system will offer our research community.

Dean of the Faculty of Science and Chair of the HPC Advisory Group, Professor David Bird, has said: "This is an excellent example of how substantial investment from the University makes a real difference to the research infrastructure available to our academics, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. The new HPC system is not only significantly larger, thus providing more computational capacity, it also adds new capabilities that will allow us to expand the base of users across the University."

You may also have noticed that our Central Communications team have written about the launch event that we hosted to welcome Balena. The event was well attended and a welcome celebration to mark the start of a new chapter for research at the university.

Jonathan Knight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), said: “I know many of our research projects rely on large scale and sophisticated data processing so it is fantastic to see such a powerful new addition to our HPC facility. This is a substantial investment by the University in its research infrastructure and I look forward to us all getting huge value out of it in the future.”

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