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BlueCrystal Phase 4

  • BlueCrystal Phase 4 is here. Read the University's press release about the new supercomputer, ranked 301st in the world.

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  • BlueCrystal Phase 4 launch and Best of BlueCrystal Awards - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

    The launch of BlueCrystal Phase 4 coincides with 10 years of BlueCrystal at the University of Bristol. To mark this occasion, we hosted a celebration launch event that demonstrated the range of research that BlueCrystal has supported over the years.

    We also invited submissions from the BlueCrystal user community for the most innovative and exciting research that has been undertaken using BlueCrystal,and to support teaching and improving the student experience. A number of prizes were presented at the launch, by Professor Guy Orpen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol. We are very grateful to Lenovo, who have supplied the Phase 4 compute nodes, for the donation of 3 Lenovo tablets as prizes.

    image of award winners

    The winners of the Lenovo tablets, Simon McIntosh-Smith, James Price, Dr Robin Corey and Professor Paul Valdes, with Professor Guy Orpen and Matt Ziegler, Director of HPC, Lenovo.
    Image courtesy of Dave Pratt.


    • The University of Bristol is one of the key academic partners in a new collaboration announced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Monday 16 April to accelerate the adoption of supercomputers in the UK.

    • The GW4 Alliance, together with Cray Inc. and the Met Office, has been awarded 3m by EPSRC to deliver a new Tier 2 high performance computing (HPC) service for UK-based scientists. Read the full story here.

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    HPC Report 2014

    We have put together a report showcasing some of the exciting research being undertaken on BlueCrystal. A pdf copy is here. If you would like a paper copy, please contact Caroline Gardiner.



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