The HECToR Service is now closed and has been superceded by ARCHER.

Phase 3 Acceptance Testing and Availability Trials

We are delighted to confirm that the work was completed on 18 January 2012 to integrate the final 10 cabinets into the Phase3 system. HECToR now comprises 2816 compute nodes, or 90,112 cores.

Acceptance Testing

The next step in the upgrade process is the formal acceptance testing, which will commence on Tuesday 24th January 2012. HECToR will be unavailable between 20:00 GMT Tuesday 24th January 2012 - 18:00 GMT Thursday 26th January 2012.

Availability Trials

The 10-day availability trials are scheduled to commence on Monday 30th January 2012. HECToR will be available as normal during this period.