A new NeXtScale-based version of BlueBEAR is now live.

The new cluster has a number of notable features, including more cores and memory per node, larger ‘large’ memory nodes and a new automated workload manager along with some tweaks to the way the resource is shared.

The underlying principles remain the same but we are expecting to see benefits, particularly to the throughput of the high number of short running or single core jobs resulting from the removal of the limitation that only a single user can have access to a node.

For more information please see https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/it/teams/infrastructure/research/bear/bluebear/BlueBEAR3/index.aspx

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