Birmingham Environment for Academic Research
Please see the following documents that are essential reading for migration from the old to the new service:
The BlueBEAR HPC service was commissioned in December 2012 and is based an on an IBM iDataplex HPC cluster with Sandy Bridge based compute cores. The procurement for the current service resulted in a framework agreement with OCF, IBM, Adaptive Computing,Mechdyne and IOCOM who bring different areas of expertise to the overall research environment. Further developments are planned for this service in the coming years.
More information about the BlueBEAR HPC services is available on the BlueBEAR page. There are other specialist services in addition to the standard HPC service which currently comprise
Note that these specialist services require prior registration for the standard BlueBEAR HPC service. Follow the link for each of the specialist services for more information about these additional services.
Any problems or questions should be logged with the IT Service Desk at http://www.itservicedesk.bham.ac.uk. This ensures that they reach the most appropriate person and tracked. This also allow any common areas of concern to be identified and addressed as well as addressing the individual support requests.
To justify ongoing funding for this service it is essential that outcomes such as publications and/or grant awards are recognised by the University. Please complete a brief on-line form to give us this information.
Last modified: 3 June 2013