CORE is a key component of the UK Government BIS-led e-Infrastructure expansion programme aimed at delivering business-ready HPC and big data solutions to industry and academia. The CORE e-Infrastructure Cloud amounts to 300 teraFLOPS sustained double-precision computing delivered by over 22,000 Intel processor cores attached to more than 3 petabytes of high performance file system. Accessible from the CORE Cloud are some of the single largest systems in the UK, including the largest and most powerful Intel HPC cluster, the largest single shared memory space and one of the UK's largest NVDIA GPU clusters.
The combined capability of CORE has already helped support organisations build real competitive advantage, as proven by work undertaken by partners including Rolls-Royce, Caterham F1 Team, and Audio Analytic, one of the world's leaders in sound classification, recognition and analysis. "Audio Analytic has harnessed the power of CORE to develop sound packs that can be used by the physical security industry to indentify sounds such as breaking glass or gun shots. The flexible scale out resources provided by CORE combined with excellent technical support has provided us with a step change in compute capability increasing the scope of what we can achieve and reducing time to market", stated Chris Mitchell, CEO and Founder, Audio Analytic.
Dr. Peter Haynes, CORE Director, Department of Materials and Physics, Imperial College London, commented: "CORE is completely unique in terms of its scale and breadth of knowledge. However, what is even more significant has been the team's incredible track record up to this point, working behind the scenes with partners of all sizes, across a wide range of industrial sectors. This makes CORE the most effective business-ready e-Infrastructure service in the UK."
CORE also provides a full portfolio of consultancy offerings for partners looking to deploy their own in-house systems. These consultancy services cover everything from the procurement and design stages, right through to project management, system integration, performance analysis and optimisation.
"CORE is the most comprehensive e-Infrastructure Cloud and consultancy service available today, with strong emphasis on business-ready industry focused solutions", explained Dr. Paul Calleja, CORE Director, University of Cambridge. "CORE demonstrates proven UK leadership in HPC and big data design, implementation and service provision for both SMB and enterprise-scale customers across a range of disciplines including engineering, life sciences, materials modelling and digital media. Simply put, CORE lowers the barriers of uptake for users and organisations new to HPC, removing the necessity for specialist HPC staff and costly in-house IT infrastructure."
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