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25 January 2022 | 0 minutes read

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Live Long and Prosper – AWE welcomes Vulcan supercomputer

AWE’s latest supercomputer, Vulcan, entered active service just before Christmas, boosting AWE’s impressive research and simulation capabilities even further.

At Vulcan’s official opening ceremony AWE CEO Alison Atkinson and executive directors Andrew Randewich and Tony Mather were joined by VIPs from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), including Mark Armstrong, vice-president and general manager EMEA HPC, and members of the AWE teams which commissioned and installed Vulcan.

Vulcan is a Shasta River system from Cray, a HPE company.  Installed in stages, beginning in 2020, successful site acceptance tests took place in the spring of 2021.

Functional and stability testing proceeded this followed by the deployment and quality assurance testing of the applications that the engineering and science community will use to run their simulations.

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  • AWE’s latest supercomputer, Vulcan
  • AWE and HPE view Vulcan in the data hall (l-r) Mark Armstrong (HPE) Ali Atkinson AWE, Tony Mather AWE.



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