Welcome To Viper!
Viper is the University of Hull's supercomputer and is located on-site with its own dedicated team to administrate it and support users.
- Are you a new user who already knows what Viper is?
- Are you a returning user looking for further information?
- Need support?
What is a Supercomputer?
A supercomputer has a much higher level of processing power than a general purpose computer. Viper is composed of:
- 180 compute nodes, each with 28 processing cores and 128GB of memory
- 4 high memory nodes with 1TB of memory
- 5 GPU nodes with Nvidia A40s and P100s
- 2 Visualisation nodes
Why is Viper useful?
- Many jobs can be run at once
- These jobs can be split into tasks and run in parallel
- Or these jobs can be run with many different scenarios in parallel
- Using Viper frees up your personal computer
- It can complete tasks that your personal computer may not have the resources for
Who might use Viper?
Viper is currently being used for:
- Business School
- Computer Science
- Computation Linguistics
- And many more
New to Viper? Here is a step by step guide to help you run your first job. Feel free to skip any topics you may already be comfortable with.
- What is Viper
- Apply for an account (campus only)
- Getting Connected
- Linux command line
- Using Modules
- Interactive Sessions
- Batch Jobs
- Data Management
- Virtual Environments
- Tutorial Videos
User Drop-in Sessions are held every Wednesday 10-11 on Teams.
There is a selection of Tutorial Videos to help get you started using Viper.
In the Support Portal you can find forms to: request VPN access, report an issue with a job, request a software install, and request a runtime extension.
Additional information on more specific topics.