Research Infrastructure

N8-CIR GPU Cluster (bede) now open

Bede, The N8’s new high performance GPU computing platform, is now open for users.

Bede is the N8’s IBM Power9 + Nvidia GPU-based high-performance computing (HPC) platform. Unlike traditional x86 platforms, Bede is GPU-based and makes use of NVIDIA’s NV Link high-bandwidth interconnects to move tensor outputs between the GPU and system memory. This unique architecture is ideally suited to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications. Bede will also be able to work with much higher resolution imagery than has previously been possible.

Researchers who wish to use the system should visit the N8 CIR website for details of the project application process.

Research IT has some dedicated resource to help support Manchester users on Bede. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss a project application please email and we’ll be in touch.

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