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.
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.
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.
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.
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: