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Birmingham Amps Up Research With New Linux Supercomputer

Researchers at the University of Birmingham are looking forward to cracking problems with a newly upgraded Linux supercomputer. The university’s archaeology, economics, science and engineering departments are set to take advantage of the second generation of BlueBEAR, which will eventually include a Windows cluster, GPU cluster, render farm and other services. The University of Birmingham also plans to provide additional compute power to GridPP, a collaboration of particle physicists and computer scientists from both the UK and Europe’s CERN facility.