Bede is the N8’s Tier 2 Power 9 and GPU-based high-performance computing (HPC) platform.
Housed at Durham University, this brand-new supercomputer is available to researchers across the N8 Research Partnership to help accelerate research and scientific discovery. In addition, a significant fraction of the system will be available to researchers through Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC) research allocation panels.
Bede uses IBM POWER9 CPUs connected to NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs that enable it to tackle larger problems and higher resolution imagery than has previously been possible. This unique architecture is ideally suited to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications.
The N8 Centre of Excellence in Computationally Intensive Research was established to foster excellence in CIR methods, skills and facilities to reinforce the N8 Universities’ strategic research objectives. The Bede supercomputer is available to researchers across the N8 Research Partnership to help accelerate research and scientific discovery.