The importance of edge data centres for higher education
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Since its founding in 1876, the University of Bristol has built up a reputation for innovative research. One of the key departments of the University is the School of Physics, where pioneering research has underpinned several fundamental advances in quantum mechanics. The high performance computer(HPC) facility at the Physics Department is a critical system that provides the resources necessary to carry out the research. Avoiding downtime of the HPC is, therefore, vital.
During the high temperatures experienced on Tuesday 26th July 2016, Bristol University chiller suffered failure as a result of the age and degradation of the system. The potential repercussions were huge as the chiller was used to provide cooling for the crucial HPC facility at the physics department. Bristol University therefore required a replacement straight away to minimise downtime. In order to source this, the University contacted us.
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