High Performance Systems Group (HPSG)

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DDN data storage system at Daresbury
(Credit: STFC)

The High Performance Systems Group (HPSG) is a High Performance Computing (HPC), and systems orientated group within the Systems Division of the Scientific Computing Department (SCD).

The team is mainly based at the Daresbury laboratory in Cheshire whilst also operating at the Rutherford Appleton laboratory in Oxfordshire. The group provides system and infrastructure support for the Hartree Centre systems BlueWonder and BlueJoule, and other departmental systems.

HPSG also remotely provide system support to the HECToR and ARCHER supercomputers based at the Advanced computing facility in Edinburgh. HPSG delivers user support and documentation, along with a helpdesk facility.

The group also supports training courses and visualisation suite bookings. Furthermore, dedicated staff within the group are responsible for all machine room operations, including electrical, cooling, safety and access control systems.

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000