Yep, it's a bit VAXing when vendors stop selling products that you want to buy
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The old HPC data centre at Cambridge had racks positioned over the beams in the floors and also had the air flow calculated so exactly that they could track people in the room from their monitoring systems. It was a very impressive use of a space that wasn't really suitable for its purpose. They now have an excellent new facility for their beasts.
Yep, I believe the lab at the LMB has a 2.5k core cluster dedicated to it. (This was a couple of years ago that I heard this, they may have expanded since.
Nvidia have ported some of the key codes to GPU, we stuck a load of GPUs in for our CryoEM scientists and a PB or so of Lustre for scratch.
Sounds good :)
The emergency services system sounds good; I know of a laboratory which had a "slightly more exothermic than planned reaction" a few years ago and "understandably" the Fire Brigade wanted to know what radiochemicals were in the building. At this point the DBA was the most important person onsite (oddly enough the report was very quickly added to their system).
having a heart attack the last thing you want is the doctor having mistyped his password wrong for the third time and locking his account.
This seems like a good scenario for RFID chips; my physiotherapists have them in their badges and just tap the badge near on a sensor near the computer, this gives them access to the appointments system. If they want to look at X-rays etc. then they need badge + password. You could see how the trauma staff could have the speedy access in area where every second counts and then in other areas need more security.
Who in their right mind has internet/computer controlled and connected refrigerators?
A lot of drugs, blood etc need to be kept cool, having monitoring of the conditions would be useful. for example, if a drug is kept at room temperature for too long then it could be chucked away, a fridge could notice some odd parameters and have an engineer look at it etc.
The fridges etc. really should be on a separate network to the rest of the hospital though and definitely not on the Internet.
I wonder how much they pay MS Azure to host it and the cost of the reputation damage/compensation compared to running their own systems?
I notice that the article refers to Azure and not Office 365; which suggests that Deloitte were running their own systems in Azure rather than just paying MS to do the lot.
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