2017 HPC Readers' Choice Awards

Each year HPCwire readers' Choice Awards are determined by our readers across the HPC community to recognised the best use of HPC.  Lenovo and the University of Birmingham were at the conference representing the work done here at the University for example the CLIMB project (Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics): A Collaboration between Warwick, Birmingham, Cardiff and Swansea Universities to develop and deploy a world leading cyber-infrastructure for microbial bioinformatics; providing free cloud-based compute, storage, and analysis tools for academic microbiologists.  Lenovo (innovators) in partnership with the University won two awards at the HPC conference:


* Best use of HPC application in Life Sciences

* Best HPC Collaboration


Lenovo (University partners) won best server for the ThinkSystem SD530 server solution. This high density server (Stark product), is soon to be utilised by the research computing team for the new management nodes. Lenovo also won Best Storage for HPC with the DSS-G solution for dense scalable file and object storage. The Lenovo DSS-G storage solution is currently used in the cluster as an active file Management (AFM) cache to automate the management of the data reads between GPFS clusters.


Click here to see a picture of the University of Birmingham Research Computing Infrastructure Architect holding an award at the HPCwire readers' Choice Awards on the Lenovo stand.


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