Research Computing Services HPC Documentation


  • Please read this page for important information about HPC service during October 2023.

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 and 2023.

CSD3 is currently a combination of two platform types:

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

All CSD3 nodes are currently interconnected by Mellanox HDR InfiniBand. The GPU sub-cluster is also known as Wilkes3-GPU in its own right. The name “Peta4” was associated historically with the original CPU elements of CSD3.

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