Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing

Our University HPC (High Performance Computing) service is a £2million investment that recognises how important computational research is to world class research.

Rocket, the University HPC service is used for modelling and solving highly complex research problems.

Our new HPC capacity supports many computationally-intensive research areas. This includes:

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

Rocket comprises:

  • more than 5000 cores
  • 112 nodes
  • 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 facility, Archer2

The service is open to all staff and students and so will be used to improve career development for doctoral and early-career researchers.

Rocket - High Performance Computing at Newcastle University