Research Computing Services HPC Documentation

The Cambridge Service for Data Driven Discovery (CSD3) is one of the EPSRC Tier2 National HPC Services hosted by Research Computing Services at the University of Cambridge.

The facility became live in November 2017 and began the next chapter in HPC for the University of Cambridge. It was upgraded in 2020, and again in 2021.

CSD3 is currently a combination of two platform types:

  • Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (Skylake, Cascade Lake and Ice Lake CPUs)
  • NVIDIA A100 GPUs.

The older Skylake subcluster is built with the Intel Omni-Path interconnect but the rest of CSD3 is interconnected by Mellanox InfiniBand HDR. The distinct components are referred to as Peta4-Skylake, Peta4-CascadeLake, Peta4-IceLake, and Wilkes3-GPU respectively.

CSD3 is available to academic researchers both internal and external to Cambridge, and to industry. For more information please see the website.