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The University of Portsmouth has deployed what is being branded as a "cost effective" high performance computer (HPC) to analyse data from telescopes around the world, and simulate and test current theories about the universe.

The Dell-based computer will enable the University’s scientists to analyse the very large volumes of data needed for their research much faster than conventional systems.

The University was able to build the computer - named SCIAMA - using widely-available standard server and storage hardware. The computer also uses Alces Software’s open source HPC software.

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