How fast is ARTEMIS?

THIS IS

YOUR DESKTOP

This is your standard desktop that you would use for your research. Your advanced computing tasks include modelling, data processing and analysis. These will sometimes take hours or even days to compute.


  • 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4570 Processor (Quad Core, 6MB Cache, 3.2 GHz, w/HD Graphics 4600)
  • 500GB 3.5inch Serial ATA Hard Drive
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics, Dell OptiPlex

THIS IS

ARTEMIS

This is Artemis, a High Performance Computing (HPC) service that involves the use of supercomputers, parallel computing and/or computer clusters. It can reduce the time it takes to perform your computations from a day down to a few hours or even minutes.

  • 1512 cores of compute capacity
  • 56 standard compute nodes (128GB)
  • 2 high memory compute nodes (512GB)
  • 5 GPU compute nodes with 2 x NVIDIA K40 GPUs per node
  • Haswell micro-architecture

MATLAB

MATLAB is a high performance language used for technical computing and mathematical modelling. It revolves around the use of matrices and vectors and has toolboxes that extend its functionality to allow for tasks such as signal processing, image processing and optimisation.

This MATLAB code classifies patients based on sleep stage.

Running this on Artemis using 16 cores was 2 times faster.

Your desktop


                        

Start MATLAB

Artemis


                        

Start MATLAB

Start Simulated MATLAB Calculation

CPU CORES

4 Cores

Intel® Core™ i5-4570

  • 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3
  • 500GB 3.5inch Serial ATA Hard Drive

24 Cores per node

Intel Xeon E5-2680 V3

  • DDR3, 128GB (8 x 16Gb DIMMs) RAM
  • 2 x 1TB 7k NL-SAS Storage
  • 2 x 10Gbps interfaces
  • 2 x 1Gbps interfaces
  • InfiniBand interface

RENDERING

VisualSFM is an application for 3D reconstruction that uses structure from motion (SFM) to generate 3D structures from 2D images. SFM involves the process of pairwise matching. Pairwise matching involves finding pairs of images that are visually similar to each other.

92 images were pairwise matched in VisualSFM. Running this on Artemis was 22 times faster.

Your Desktop


                        

Start pairwise matching

Artemis


                        

Start pairwise matching

Start pairwise matching in VisualSFM

MEMORY

From 8 GB

In your desktop PC

Up to 512 GB

In a single compute node

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One node in Artemis can have up to 512GB of memory. This is 64 times more than your desktop PC with only 8GB of memory.

Having greater memory allows for more information to be stored and retrieved even if you have gigabytes or terabytes of data to process. This allows for your data to be processed faster, leaving you to perform your research and get the results you need quicker.

HPC can assist you with your research that may require:

  • Large amounts of computing power - through parallel computing
  • Running many combinations of input parameters - with multiple nodes and queuing software
  • Large and fast disk storage - through fast interconnect and high speed storage system
  • Lots of memory - through the use of high memory compute nodes

HOW DO I START?

I want access

Great, you can get started by reading this page.