New supercomputer installed at the University of Leeds, provides industry and researchers of the North of England enormous computing power. The peak performance of this supercomputer is 110 trillion operations per second, which is roughly equivalent processing power of 500, 000 iPad.
One of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, called Polariton, worth 3.25 million pounds, is installed in the computing centre N8 HPC. Its computing capabilities available to researchers from the University of Leeds, neighboring universities and business partners of these universities. The use of the new supercomputer will allow researchers from academia and business, to build more realistic models based on large volumes of data, and conduct more accurate and comprehensive analysis in natural science studies.
There is no doubt that a lot of computing power Polaris will attract the attention of many high-tech businesses. Such companies for their work, often requires computing power that can't provide most of the conventional computers. To use the supercomputer will also the most advanced students of the University of Leeds, of other universities and experts in this field, which will create around him an environment with high scientific potential. Beneficiaries of this environment, all students will be science majors, and foreign students will have a better chance to obtain a prestigious job in companies of the emerging high-tech cluster here after graduation in a specific environment.
More than 100 representatives of small and medium business in the North of England, as well as delegations from many universities were present at the opening ceremony Polarisa March 7, 2013. Company Iceotope, developing a liquid cooling device for servers and already have close contact with the University of Leeds, highly appreciates the efficiency of the new supercomputer in its development.
Source: University of Leeds