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Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre

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

Contact information

Bayes Centre
47 Potterrow
Edinburgh EH8 9BT
United Kingdom
  • Phone: 0044 131 5605030

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. An Early Evaluation of Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory Module and its Impact on High-Performance Scientific Applications

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

  2. Evaluating the Arm Ecosystem for High Performance Computing

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

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Research activities & awards

  1. Helmholtz Association (External organisation)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

  2. National Information Standards Organization (External organisation)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

  3. Expert Group On Software Source Code As Heritage For Sustainable Development (Event)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

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