Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing

We are moving to our next generation of High Performance Computing (HPC).

Our existing schemes are being replaced with a University-wide multi-million pound investment in hardware, staff and HPC-culture.

HPC is used for modelling and solving highly complex research problems. A lot of research that would have been carried out in the past using laboratory experiments is now carried out computationally using HPC.

Our new HPC capacity will support existing computationally-intensive research areas. This includes:

  • sea level change
  • infrastructure modelling
  • bioinformatics
  • climate change analysis

Our on-campus provision will complement the Tier 2 HPC we can access through the N8 Research Partnership.

The service will also be used to improve career development for doctoral and early-career researchers. It will given them an environment in which to experiment and learn.