High Performance Computing

ACRC HPC systems

HPC systems overview

The ACRC operates a number of different HPC systems each suited to different workloads.

BlueCrystal Phase 4

BlueCrystal Phase 4 (BC4) is now available to all HPC users at the University of Bristol it is capable of up to 600 trillion calculations per second. BC4 is capable of supporting large parallel jobs and has a number of Nvidia P100 GPUs.


BluePebble is a new system targeted for high throughput computing, GPUs and accelerators, large memory and other specialised requirements. 

BlueCrystal Phase 3

BlueCrystal Phase 3 (BC3) was a general-purpose HPC cluster suitable for single processor and smaller parallel runs. This service was retired in December 2021.



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