Adrian’s First Blog Post

@ARC Five Months In It has felt like a whirlwind of activity at Advanced Research Computing (ARC) since I arrived at the end of February 2022. There is always lots of new ‘stuff’ going on, from interesting projects with our academic friends to student competitions and conferences. We are also continually refining our systems and … Continue reading “Adrian’s First Blog Post”

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BEAR: Maintaining Services when it’s 38C + Outside

If you are reading this, you probably know that we did not…. as we could not…. in the face of sustained temperatures beyond the design specification of the Research Data Centre. As with all engineering, there are safe operational limits and decisions are made about the conditions in which the system will operate. Similarly, air … Continue reading “BEAR: Maintaining Services when it’s 38C + Outside”

From Image Analysis to ThunderSTORM

In July’s case study we hear from Stanimir Tashev, a PhD student in Cardiovascular Science, who has been making use of BEAR’s storage and data processing power, specifically the BEAR Portal to enable his research… I have been a Ph.D. student in the Herten Lab (@HertenDirk) since 2019 and my project deals with single molecule … Continue reading “From Image Analysis to ThunderSTORM”

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BEAR Challenge 2022 Winners Interview

BEAR Challenge 2022 was a whirlwind of GPUs, AI and pizza! It was a great opportunity to showcase the computing power of the EPSRC Tier 2 Baskerville HPC system, and have the contestants tackle some real-world problems in Artificial Intelligence with Baskerville’s GPUs. To find out more about the challenges involved, read our BEAR Challenge 2022 blog … Continue reading “BEAR Challenge 2022 Winners Interview”

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BEAR Challenge 2022

Update 15/03/24: BEAR Challenge 2024 – registration open! If you are interested in joining BEAR Challenge 2024 and are either an undergraduate or masters student, from any discipline, please see our Eventbrite registration page for details. —- After a two year hiatus, the BEAR Challenge is back! The popular three day event was held on … Continue reading “BEAR Challenge 2022”

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