High Performance Computing Facility Tender

High Performance Computing Facility Tender

The rationale is that a more frequent refresh cycle yields quicker access to new technology and running two machines allows a level of business continuity whilst half of the facility is refreshed.

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING FACILITY PURCHASE AND FUTURE CALL OFF FRAMEWORK

University of Warwick

Contract summary

Industry

Computer and Related Services, Materials and Products, Printing and Publishing, Technology and Equipment

Location of contract

West Midlands

Value of contract (£)

£900,000 – £3,000,000

Published date

02 April 2015

Closing date

04 May 2015

Contract start date

30 June 2015

Contract end date

30 June 2019

Description

The University of Warwick Centre CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING has a requirement for HIGH A PERFORMANCE COMPUTING FACILITY PURCHASE AND FUTURE CALL OFF FRAMEWORK. This tender is concerned with refreshing Warwick’s central High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities. Historically the facilities have been based on one large machine with the current resource (Minerva) comprising approx. 500 nodes and 6000 cores. Rather than decommission this machine completely, the CSC is moving to a model where 50% of its HPC facilities are refreshed every 2 years based on a 4 year lifecycle per 50% of the facility. The rationale is that a more frequent refresh cycle yields quicker access to new technology and running two machines allows a level of business continuity whilst half of the facility is refreshed. The procurement herein constitutes the first iteration of the new refresh model. This is an ABOVE EU threshold tender All correspondence regarding this tender procedure should be made through the University of Warwick In-Tend system via the “Correspondence” functionality. Failure to do so may result in the correspondence being excluded from the tender procedure. https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofwarwick

About the buyer

Contact name

Trevor Williams

Address

University of Warwick

Coventry

CV4 7EZ

England

Email

T.J.Williams@warwick.ac.uk

Other information

Attachments

Link to In-Tend our tendering website

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofwarwick

Please refer to http://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofwarwick for further information. You will be able to download the full tender documents from this site. Any queries in relation to this requirement should be directed to the University of Warwick via the correspondence functionality of our e-tendering system. Failure to do so may result in queries being excluded from the procedure. The University expressly reserves the rights: i) Not to award any contract as a result of this procurement process commenced by publication of this notice. ii) To make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition. iii) To award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the [services] covered by this notice; and iv) To award contract(s) in stages. And in no circumstances will the University be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided

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