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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
Edinburgh
EH9 3JZ
United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 (0) 131 651 3408
  • Fax: +44 131 650 6555

Organisation profile

Established in 1990, EPCC is the UK's leading supercomputing centre and is home to the ARCHER, the UK's £43M national supercomputing service . EPCC has an international reputation for leading edge capability in all aspects of high performance computing (HPC), Data Analytics and novel computing. EPCC is built on three key foundations: the hosting, provision and management of HPC and data facilities for UK and European academia and business clients; research and consultancy to support the computing activities of those organisations; and the creation of novel and high performance software solutions for industry and commerce. EPCC is currently preparing for the next generation of supercomputers which are expected to perform at the exascale level. With support from the European Commission and in collaboration with peer supercomputing centres around Europe, we have assembled a portfolio of R&D projects to address the challenges of exascale. EPCC also has a portfolio of active data research projects and offers a number of research facilities available to collaborators that includes The UK Research Data Facility. Building strong collaborations with key HPC players further reinforces EPCC's leadership position. EPCC has a long history of working with HPC vendors to design leading-edge, novel HPC systems, for example the IBM Bluegene/Q. As an Intel Parallel Computing Centre (IPCC) we are working with Intel to optimise a range of large-scale simulation codes for Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi processors. We are collaborating with CRAY through the Exascale Technology Centre to explore new ideas and new technologies to meet the challenges of delivering Exaflop performance within the next decade. As an NVIDIA GPU Research Centre, we are undertaking pioneering work in the area of GPU computing. 

Research outputs

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Mesoscopic Modelling and Simulation of Soft Matter

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  3. Progressive load balancing of asynchronous algorithms

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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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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