ARCHIE-WeSt Animated Explainer Video

Posted on Sunday, 16 November 2014

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ARCHIE-WeSt Animated Explainer Video

We’ve just put the finishing touches to another great video explainer for ARCHIE-WeSt. This one’s about ARCHIE-WeSt, a regional supercomputer centre at the University of Strathclyde, dedicated to research excellence and wealth creation in the West of Scotland.

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Client: ARCHIE-WeSt ( University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
Style: Animation
Category: Explainer Video
Length: 01:36
Animated Video Production: Sundstedt Animation | | Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Direction: Anders Sundstedt
Art Direction & Design: Anders Sundstedt
Illustration: Anders Sundstedt
Animation: Anders Sundstedt
Storyboard: ARCHIE-WeSt

ARCHIE-WeSt is a regional supercomputer centre at the University of Strathclyde dedicated to research excellence and wealth creation in the West of Scotland.
Funded by EPSRC, they operate in partnership with the Universities of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, West of Scotland and Stirling.

Archie comprises almost 3500 cores for distributed parallel computing providing almost 38 Teraflops peak performance, eight 512GB RAM large memory nodes, 8 GPU servers, 2 visualisation servers and 150TB of high performance LUSTRE storage.

The centre was established in March 2012 by a £1.6M award from the EPSRC e-Infrastructure fund to establish a regional centre of excellence in High Performance Computing. The aim of the centre is to provide High Performance Computing capability for Academia, Industry and Enterprise in the West of Scotland.

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