Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 Now Available

The latest Update 4 version of the Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 has now been installed and made available to all users. This provides Intel Compilers, Intel MPI and Intel MKL as well as other less widely used software. This includes the latest bug fixes and optimizations from Intel, which may be relevant and beneficial […]

Cardiff In Service & New Beta File Access Capability

Following yesterday’s planned maintenance, all systems have now returned to normal operation. We also have a new file access capability in beta status. Connecting via SFTP/SCP to (aka now enables access to all site home and scratch directories direct from outside the HPCW network. The following tables lists the locations of each: $USER […]

Cardiff Outage, Thursday 18th February 2016

Home file store is a key part of the HPCW infrastructure. Unfortunately, the service deployed for this purpose has now reached and gone beyond the end of its manufacturer’s service and supported life. As such, in order that we can utilise a supported and maintained service, we must migrate to a new service. We will […]

Bangor Upgraded

The Bangor system has been upgraded to the new software stack. This represents a substantial upgrade for the Bangor system and it will extend its useful life significantly. As an HPCW Phase 1 system based on Intel Westmere technology, it was previously running Red Hat/CentOS 5.5 and the IBM Platform LSF cluster scheduler. The new […]

Bangor System: Upgrade Outage

Outage Announcement: Software Upgrade, Bangor: System Unavailable 4th January 2016 – 7th January 2016 The upgraded software stack that was deployed on the Swansea system in September has proven reliable and capable. Overall system availability has improved, as has performance and the user experience in job turnaround time. We are now in a position to […]

User Group Meeting 11/12/2015

We are pleased to announce that the next User Group meeting for academic researchers will take place via a multi-site video conference on Friday 11th December 2015 from 2pm – 4pm. Locations for the video conference will be as follows: Aberystwyth: Huw Owen Library, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ Bangor: Video Conferencing Room, Dean Street Building, […]