Research Infrastructure

New HPC Pool of computational resources

A new computational resource is now available at The University of Manchester! It comprises 4096 cores of Intel Skylake all with low-latency, high-bandwidth, Infiniband interconnect.

This new resource is intended to replace Polaris (the N8-HPC cluster) which was decommissioned last July. Our share of Polaris was about 750 cores, so this is a big compute capacity increase!

Initially the HPC Pool will support jobs of up to 1024 cores.

These resources are suitable for true HPC work, i.e., computational jobs which scale across multiple hosts. Access will be restricted to such workloads only.

Further details about this new resource and how to apply for access can be found here:

The HPC Pool

For more information, please contact The RI Team at

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