New advanced computing hardware for Compass students

As part of UKRI NPIF Talent Funding 2019/2020, Compass applied for additional hardware and now has an operational GPU node*, specifically designed for the needs of statistical and machine learning analysis and with priority for COMPASS students.

This will enable our students to more rapidly train a wide variety of powerful, state of the art models in machine learning. GPUs have been essential to the rise of deep learning which, in the past decade, has revolutionised machine learning, rendering previously impossible tasks in image and natural language processing surmountable.

*: Technical specifications: 4 x Nvidia RTX 2080Ti graphics cards 11GB memory, dual quad core Xeon 4112 CPUs, 96 GBytes RAM, 10 Gbit ethernet, 1 TB local drive.

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