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High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing


The Research Computing team at Queen's University provide a centrally managed High Performance Computing (HPC) system (detailed below).  Researchers can avail of these systems in order to solve compute and data intensive problems. 

  • Kelvin2 Cluster

    Kelvin2 is a scalable High Performance Computing (HPC) and Research Data Storage environment.

    Installation date: Nov 2019

    • 96 x 128 core Dell PowerEdge R6525 compute nodes with AMD EPYC 7702 dual 64-Core Processors (786GB RAM).
    • 8 High memory nodes (2TB RAM).
    • 32 x NVIDIA Tesla v100 GPUs in 8 nodes.
    • 16 x NVIDIA Tesla A100 GPUs in 4 nodes.
    • 2PB of lustre parallel file system for scratch storage.
    • EDR infiniband interconnect

    For further information please see the NI-HPC website .

  • HPC Service


    A wide range of scientific software is available for all the systems. New software can be installed on request providing a valid software license is available.

    Support for researchers

    The Research Support team provide help in a number of ways:

    • Training - a 90min introduction to Kelvin can be organized and delivered on request.
    • Help with job scripts
    • Software installation
    • Consultancy
    • Programming help

    Accessing the service and Getting Help

    To gain an account please see the form found here :


    For further information including documentation, case studies and event schedules please see the official NI-HPC website.

Last Updated: June 2023