MSc in HPC update: new hardware & scholarship deadline approaching!

Author: David Henty
Posted: 1 May 2018 | 16:21

HPE Apollo System

The closing date for our Highly Skilled Workforce scholarships, open to Scottish and EU students, has been extended to May 28th. Scholarship applications should be made after completion of an MSc application. See

We also have a scholarship for the MSc in HPC with Data Science programme that is provided by the Registers of Scotland. The closing date is May 21st - see

Both the above have nationality restrictions - our own John Fisher scholarships are open to all. See

You can see details of both HPC Masters courses at the Computing and Informatics web page.

New hardware for MSc use

There is exciting news on the hardware front: EPCC will be installing one of the largest Arm-based High Performance Computing systems in the world for use by both academia and industry (for details see this news story). I'm sure that this new machine – based on the new ThunderX2 processor – will be the focus of many HPC and Data Science MSc projects in the coming years.

Bayes Centre

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, students joining the 2018/19 MSc programmes will benefit from EPCC's move to the new Bayes Centre in the University's Central Area. This building, due to open in Autumn 2018, will bring world-leading data science and artificial intelligence teams together under one roof.

Find out more

If you want more information about our MSc programmes, register for one of our Virtual Open Days or contact


David Henty, EPCC