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Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre

Organisational unit: Sub-School / Sub-Support Group Dept

Contact information

Dr Lorna Smith
James Clerk Maxwell Building
Mayfield Road
United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 (0) 131 651 3408
  • Fax: +44 131 650 6555

Organisation profile

Established in 1990, EPCC is one of Europe’s leading supercomputing centres. We have a full-time staff of 75, most educated to postgraduate level, and a large array of HPC systems including HECToR, the 90,112 core, 830 Teraflop Cray XE6-based UK National HPC service.

In addition to our role as a national HPC service provider, we provide a wide variety of services to both industry and academia. These include: HPC application design, development and re-engineering; HPC application performance optimisation; distributed computing consultancy and solutions (with a particular focus on Grid and Cloud computing); HPC facilities access; project management for software development; and data integration and data mining consultancy.

EPCC has a long history of working with HPC vendors to design leading-edge, novel HPC systems, for example QCDOC, the Maxwell FPGA system and, most recently, the IBM Bluegene/Q.

Research outputs

  1. In situ data analytics for highly scalable cloud modelling on Cray machines

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

  2. Adapting and optimising Fluidity for high-fidelity coastal modelling

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Load balance and Parallel I/O: Optimising COSA for large simulation

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Research activities & awards

  1. EPSRC e-Infrastructure Strategic Advisory Team

    Activity: External academic engagementContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

  2. Non-volatile memory for next-generation I/O

    Activity: External academic engagementInvited talk

  3. Software Sustainability Institute: Better Software, Better Research

    Activity: External academic engagementInvited talk

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