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High Performance Computing

Our High Performance Computing (HPC) service is a £2 million investment, which demonstrates the importance of computational research.

About Rocket

The high-performance computer, also known as Rocket, is used for modelling and solving complex research problems. It helps support many computationally intensive research areas, including:

  • sea level change and climate change analysis
  • infrastructure modelling
  • bioinformatics
  • fluid dynamics
  • medical statistics
  • computational chemistry

Rocket is equipped with:

  • more than 5,000 cores
  • 123 compute nodes
  • an InfiniBand connection
  • 500TB of storage 

Our on-campus provision complements the Tier 2 HPC we can access through the N8 Research Partnership and the national Archer2 facility.

Rocket is available to all staff and students. Doctoral and early-career researchers can use it for research and career development.