Could you be a BEAR Champion?

We are launching an exciting new initiative to help spread the word about BEAR services. Have you found BEAR services that have helped you in your research? Do you want to help others get access to the secure storage and fast data processing available? Have the BEAR software team helped you to write code? Do … Continue reading “Could you be a BEAR Champion?”

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2019 BEAR PGR Conference – an attendees’ perspective

2019 BEAR PGR Conference On Friday 12th April over 50 researchers gathered in the Alan Walters building for the 9th PGR conference for a packed day of presentations and posters. The conference was opened by Dr Hassan Hemida who explained how computational fluid dynamics is used to model and analyse the effect of tunnel pressure, … Continue reading “2019 BEAR PGR Conference – an attendees’ perspective”

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Making Sense of Your Data!

We welcomed a sell-out crowd to our fourth Digital Research Conversation on Tuesday 9th April, to discuss ‘Making Sense of your Data’. After some networking whilst munching on pizza and brownies, it was onto the talks and Nina Vyas from the Dental School introduced us to the use of machine learning for analysing microscopy images. … Continue reading “Making Sense of Your Data!”

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Stabilising BEAR

Over the past few months we’ve had a number of service issues with BEAR and this is something we’d really like to apologise for – we pride ourselves on providing excellent services and recently we’ve not lived up to that. Sorry about this! 🙇🏻 I thought I’d take some time to explain some of the issues … Continue reading “Stabilising BEAR”

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Is Open Data Possible in the Social Sciences?…And Other Tips for Data Sharing

On Wednesday 7th November, we held our third Digital Research Conversation on Data Sharing amid torrential rain. After some well-deserved pizza, it was onto the talks and Aslam Ghumra from our team Advanced Research Computing started us off describing how the Research Data Archive has changed to become the BEAR Archive. Where previously we provided … Continue reading “Is Open Data Possible in the Social Sciences?…And Other Tips for Data Sharing”

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Deploying the largest IBM POWER9 AI cluster in the UK!

Researchers at the University of Birmingham are set to benefit from the largest IBM® POWER9™ Artificial Intelligence (AI) cluster in the UK, delivering unprecedented performance for AI workloads. Working with OCF, the high-performance compute, storage and data analytics integrator, the University will integrate a total of 11 IBM POWER9 systems into its existing high-performance computing … Continue reading “Deploying the largest IBM POWER9 AI cluster in the UK!”

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