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Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI)

DERI HPC cluster

DERI has a dedicated HPC cluster called "Andrena" consisting of 64 NVidia A100 GPUs.

We have produced some videos specifically for Andrena users, to help you get Tensorflow and Pytorch environments set up, and run your first job, and check the output. We will follow with similar videos for pip/virtualenv environments soon. We also provide detailed written instructions on the documentation site and

Tensorflow and Conda on Andrena in 10 minutes:

Pytorch and Conda on Andrena in under 10 minutes:

Jupyter notebooks:
It’s also possible to run Jupyter notebooks on Andrena GPU nodes through ondemand, similar to Google Colab. The following documentation guides you through the steps, including instructions for adding visibility for additional environments beyond the base anaconda environment
It’s also possible to use TensorBoard, R-studio and Matlab, etc through this service.

Getting help and requesting access
Andrena is managed by QMUL’s ITS Research team, a friendly and experienced team who can help with all queries regarding access, use of the service, training, code reviews and recommendations regarding good practice.The team can be contacted at and your enquiry will go directly to a staff member with relevant expertise.




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