ALICE accepts award

Posted by mjs76 at Dec 23, 2011 09:41 AM |
Recognition for Leicester’s eco-friendly supercomputer

ALICE, our state-of-the-art high performance computing facility for researchers, has picked up a gong at the 2011 DatacenterDynamics Datacentre Leaders’ Awards. At a glamorous ceremony in London, hosted by Andrew Neil, the award for ‘Leadership in the Public Sector’ went to the University of Leicester and our partners Keysource.

ALICE (Advanced Leicester Information and Computational Environment) provides a whopping one hundred terabytes of computing power which is available for free to all our staff, postdocs and research postgrads. Despite this, an innovative cooling system means that ALICE uses no more power than the much smaller HPC facility which she replaced. So she saves us money and reduces our carbon footprint too.

The award, which has previously been won by such big-hitters as the Department of Work and Pensions and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was sponsored by Rittal.