British Government Starts New HPC Design Center

Center will work with UK businesses to provide modeling, simulation, and analytical services.

IBM, NVIDIA, Mellanox, and the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council have announced a new POWER Acceleration and Design Center. The center will serve as a resource for “UK businesses looking to gain actionable insight from their data.” Businesses accessing the service will use IBM OpenPOWER high-performance systems for modeling, simulation, and Big Data analytics.

According to Dave Turek, IBM's VP for High-Performance Computing, “This new POWER Acceleration and Design Center demonstrates IBM's commitment to expanding the software ecosystem around OpenPOWER. The center extends and complements the Acceleration and Design Centers in Julich, Germany, and Motpellier, France, to a new class of industrial and commercial organizations.”

IBM, NVIDIA, and Mellanox are members of the OpenPOWER Foundation, an organization devoted to enabling collaborative development and opportunity for the POWER architecture community.