The N8 HPC machine, Polaris, housed at the University of Leeds has now been switched off. This means that no jobs can be run on N8 HPC. The procurement of a new machine to be used by the Universities of Durham, Lancaster, Leeds and Manchester is underway and we should be able to update users soon regarding this.
Plans are also underway for the Centre of Excellence involving all 8 universities, which will focus on a set of research areas within which to share best practice and knowledge. There will also be training and networking events for the 8 universities.
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