University of Nottingham Research Centres invest in central HPC service provided by ClusterVision in preference to rolling their own

Have you ever seen the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises”? The Wayne Manor was actually a castle in Nottingham in the U.K. Apart from movies there is a lot of history attached to this respectable old town. Some of the newest scientific discoveries come out of Nottingham. The city houses the University of Nottingham. There is, for instance, the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, named after the Nobel Prize winner who pioneered MRI research. Modern research cannot do without a lot of computing. That is why the university researchers are supported by a High Performance Computing (HPC) centre. The centre operates a large ClusterVision cluster that is used by 400 of the university’s researchers. Manager of HPC services in Nottingham is Colin Bannister. We asked him about the services his centre delivers.