Durham University is a national supercomputing facility that hosts the COSMA memory intensive site designed specifically to support the largest cosmological simulations, most notably running simulations of the universe starting with the Big Bang and propagating through the almost 14 billion years of history.
Using large-scale simulations, COSMA8 is helping scientists tackle some of the biggest questions of humankind, including our understanding of where we came from and our place in the cosmos. Each simulation of dark matter, dark energy, black holes, galaxies, and other structures in the Universe often takes months to run on COSMA8. Subsequently, there are then long periods of data analysis during which researchers analyze simulation results.
The University is always looking for new technologies to increase the efficiency and utilization of COSMA8. When they were introduced to the concept of composable infrastructure by their Dell representatives, they were inspired to learn more about its potential in his environment.
Read more here to learn how Durham University is using cutting-edge CDI to accelerate research, improve resource utilization, and reduce the university’s carbon footprint