Viking cluster

The University of York has invested £2.5 million in a new high performance computing cluster. The new “Viking” cluster has the potential to be a transformative resource for the University and has been designed to meet a wide mix of research requirements.

It will be available to all researchers, including students, and will be free of charge to use. It will provide:

  • 173 nodes with a total 42TB of memory, connected by a high-speed 100Gb Infiniband network
  • 7024 Intel Xeon Gold/Platinum cores
  • 8 top-of-the-range NVIDIA TESLA v100 GPUs for unparalleled deep learning performance
  • 2.5PB of high performance storage with 12GB/s data transfer rate
  • Estimated performance of 435.2 TFLOPS
  • The ability to burst into public cloud services
  • Interactive compute nodes

We hope that this facility will attract the best researchers and academics.  It will also allow current academics to conduct their world-class research without the overhead of writing grants to secure time on other machines.