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University of Cambridge tops list of the world's fastest high-performance computing storage systems

last modified Aug 15, 2019 04:01 PM
IO-500, the leading international computer storage benchmark, has awarded the University of Cambridge’s Research Computing Services the number one spot in its 2019 IO-500 list. The award confirms the STFC/DiRAC and EPSRC/Tier 2-funded machine as the fastest storage facility in the world.

"I'm very proud of this achievement. The IO-500 list includes many of the most important supercomputers globally. It demonstrates the Cambridge facility can help researchers to do better and faster science in areas such as genome mapping, machine learning and AI," said Dr. Paul Calleja, Head of Research Computing Services at Cambridge’s University Information Services.
"The achievement would not be possible without the hard work of the team at Cambridge, the funding from STFC/DiRAC and EPSRC, collaboration with Dell EMC and Intel, and lustre parallel file system technology from Whamcloud," said Dr. Calleja.
For more information contact:

Dr Paul Calleja, University of Cambridge
Nigel Thornton, UIS Communications

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