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Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Background August 2022 – Upasana Singh requested beast2 to be installed (isr:573293). BEAST 2 is a cross-platform program for Bayesian phylogenetic analysis of molecular sequences. It estimates rooted, time-measured phylogenies using strict or relaxed molecular clock models. It can be used as a method of reconstructing phylogenies but is also a framework for testing evolutionary hypotheses without conditioning on a single tree topology. BEAST 2 uses Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) to average over.. Read more »

More University investment in compute resources — your input required!

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Last year we asked for your input — how should we spend RLP funds to develop our computational resources on a year-by-year basis? On those recommendations we are procuring: more GPUs some very high memory (RAM) compute nodes more capacity for the CSF and more Cloud-based resources We are starting the work for next year’s RLP investment early! What do you believe we should procure, to enable your research? Please come along to one of.. Read more »

RI Update, Jan 2015

Friday, January 16th, 2015

The Research Infrastructure Team If you have any questions about the items below, please contact the RI team at CSF Refresh The Computational Shared Facility (CSF) is the University flagship computational resource. It started life four years ago and is now running 1000s of jobs for over 650 users from 35 research groups representing all faculties. The CSF is getting a New Year refresh. This will secure the service for years to come. The.. Read more »

24 IvyBridge Nodes added to the CSF

Friday, January 17th, 2014

24 new Ivy Bridge-based compute nodes have been added to the CSF, funded by the UoM Revolving Green Fund. Each new node has 16 CPU cores and 64 GB RAM. 12 further Ivy Bridge compute nodes are on order and expected in few weeks.

CUDA 5.5 available on CSF

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

The CUDA installation on CSF has now been upgraded to version 5.5.22 (previous versions are still available). All GPU nodes have had the Nvidia driver upgraded to version 319.37 to support CUDA 5. This version of CUDA includes the Nvidia Visual Profiler (nvvp) as well as the usual compiler tools, numerical libraries and sample codes. CUDA 5 is also supported by the PGI 13.6 compiler available on the CSF. Please see the CSF GPU documentation.. Read more »

CSF cores increased to 4912

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

A recent procurement has significantly increased the size of the CSF. See the CSF Service News page for full details.