Supercomputer at the University of Hull Supporting Global COVID-19 Research

Supercomputer at the University of Hull Supporting Global COVID-19 Research

01.06.2020 | HPC Wire

A multi-million-pound high-performance computer (HPC) at the University of Hull is playing a crucial role in global COVID-19 research. Known as Viper, the supercomputer became the fastest machine of any northern university when it arrived in Hull back in 2016.

Four years on, Viper is now helping researchers around the world better understand and tackle the spread of COVID-19. The University has partnered up with HPC specialist OCF to support global research into COVID-19 on a project called ‘Folding@home’.

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02.06.2020 | Computer Weekly

The University has joined forces with Sheffield-based high-performance computing (HPC) specialist OCF to work on Folding@home, a global distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics.

The project was developed by Stanford University, and the data allows scientists to better understand the biology of the virus, which can be used to develop new treatments for it.

The project brings together personal computers and those donated by larger companies across the world, enabling them to join up and run large simulations. The supercomputer, named Viper, can download and process chunks of simulations too large for a normal computer.

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03.06.2020 | Technology Networks

A multi-million-pound high-performance computer (HPC) at the University of Hull is playing a crucial role in global COVID-19 research. Known as Viper, the supercomputer became the fastest machine of any northern university when it arrived in Hull back in 2016.

Four years on, Viper is now helping researchers around the world better understand and tackle the spread of COVID-19. The University has partnered up with HPC specialist OCF to support global research into COVID-19 on a project called “Folding@home”.

Chris Collins, Research Systems Manager at the University of Hull said: “It has been humbling to see how the University has responded to the challenges posed by COVID-19. From a team producing face shields for the NHS, to helping re-train former NHS staff, the University is doing everything it can in this difficult time.

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04.06.2020 | Scientific Computing World

A £2 million-pound high-performance computing (HPC) system at the University of Hull is playing a crucial role in enabling COVID-19 research. 

Known as Viper, the supercomputer became the fastest machine of any northern UK university when it arrived in Hull back in 2016. ‘HPC is one of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against disease, giving us detailed insight into the building blocks of viruses,’ said Russell Slack, managing director at OCF.

Viper is now helping researchers around the world better understand and tackle the spread of COVID-19. The University has partnered up with HPC specialist OCF to support global research into COVID-19 on a project called ‘Folding@home’.

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08.06.2020 | Primeur Magazine

A multi-million-pound high-performance computer (HPC) at the University of Hull is playing a crucial role in global COVID-19 research. Known as Viper, the supercomputer became the fastest machine of any northern university when it arrived in Hull back in 2016.

Four years on, Viper is now helping researchers around the world better understand and tackle the spread of COVID-19. The University has partnered up with HPC specialist OCF to support global research into COVID-19 on a project called Folding@home.

Chris Collins, Research Systems Manager at the University of Hull, stated: "It has been humbling to see how the University has responded to the challenges posed by COVID-19. From a team producing face shields for the NHS, to helping re-train former NHS staff, the University is doing everything it can in this difficult time.

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18.06.2020 | Education Technology

Viper, a multi-million-pound high-performance computer (HPC) at the University of Hull, is helping researchers around the world better understand and tackle the spread of COVID-19 as part of a global COVID-19 research project.

The University has partnered up with HPC specialist OCF to support COVID-19 research as part of the global ‘Folding@home’ project.

Viper is able to download and process bitesize chunks of huge computer simulations… results can be accessed by researchers across the world – Chris Collins, research systems manager, University of Hull.

Chris Collins, research systems manager at the University of Hull, said: “Using spare compute capacity on Viper – which is constantly supporting other research projects within the university – is us doing our bit to help tackle COVID-19. Viper is able to download and process bitesize chunks of huge computer simulations, and the final results can then be accessed by researchers across the world.”

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