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SUPERCOMPUTER CREATED ON A SHOESTRING

A four-man team, including Professor Neri and Dr Lorenzo Picinali, have developed a way of linking their high-spec multimedia computers to utilise their unused resources, especially at weekends and night-times.

A string of machines with more than 500 computational cores between them in DMU’s Creative Technology Studios have been linked into a cluster, labelled the Memenet.

Controlled by an external computer in the university’s Centre for Computational Intelligence, the cluster has been working in the background creating algorithms (problem-solving programs) without affecting work being done by students.

Professor Neri said, “Part of our project consists of letting the machine design the algorithms itself. The machine analyses the problem and makes the decision. In order to do this we need to run very extensive computational experiments – many algorithms, many times, on many problems.

Other universities have been spending over £1 million on supercomputers, our idea is that we have many little computers and we can distribute our optimisation algorithms over all the available computational cores.”

 
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