Bede N8 HPC
About the Bede service
Newcastle is a member of the N8 Centre of Excellence in Computationally Intensive Research (N8 CIR). Through this membership Newcastle researchers have access to a new GPU focused HPC machine.
Bede comprises of 32 IBM Power 9 dual-CPU nodes, each with 4 NVIDIA V100 GPUs and high-performance interconnect. This is the same architecture as the US government’s SUMMIT and SIERRA supercomputers which occupied the top two places in a recently published list of the world’s fastest supercomputers.
Bede is the first supercomputer in the UK to make use of IBM’s Power IC922 server; making use of 6 additional nodes with NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPU Accelerators to improve AI inference.