Posted: 8 Jul 2016 | 14:48
Modern genome-sequencing technologies are easily capable of producing data volumes that can swamp a genetic researcher’s existing computing infrastructure. EPCC is working with the breeding company Aviagen to build a system that allows such researchers to scale up their data infrastructures to handle these increases in volume without compromising their analytical pipelines.
Posted: 6 Jul 2016 | 14:36
Safe havens allow data from electronic records to be used to support research when it is not practicable to obtain individual patient consent while protecting patient identity and privacy. EPCC is now the operator of the new NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) national safe haven in collaboration with the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research which provides the infrastructure.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | 09:49
This is an exciting time for astronomy in the UK, a fact that is reflected by our involvement and leadership of some amazingly ambitious new telescopes.
A number of recent, significant discoveries have propelled astronomy research into the spotlight. The discovery of dark matter and dark energy at the beginning of the 21st century over-turned our understanding of how the Universe works. And the first observation of a gravitational wave earlier this year confirmed Albert Einstein’s long-standing hypothesis precisely 100 years after it was first published in his general theory of relativity.
Posted: 3 Mar 2016 | 15:31
The week of the 15-19 February an Innovative Learning Week event was held at the University of Edinburgh, where students and staff are invited to collaborate and explore their teaching and learning experience respectively in a new and creative way.
Posted: 17 Dec 2015 | 10:46
Gathering data for their own sake is pointless without the analysis techniques and computing power to process them. But what techniques, and what kind of computing power? The differing nature of data-driven analysis in different fields and areas of application demands a variety of computational approaches.
Through our current activities in big data at EPCC, we’re aiming to understand how big data and big compute can be brought together to create, well, big value.
Posted: 12 Sep 2015 | 10:01
I was among those presenting at EPCC's recent Big Data seminars at Edinburgh BioQuarter and BioDundee. Both events provided a good opportunity for me to talk to people about their Big Data problems and their views on what Big Data means to them.
Posted: 3 Sep 2015 | 17:55
Big Data vs HPC
Whilst I was writing my talk for last week's How to Make Big Data work for your business seminar at Edinburgh BioQuarter, it occurred to me that the way computational simulation codes have evolved over the last 40 years has really been a response to big data issues.
Posted: 7 Jan 2015 | 10:18
Big-Data compressive sensing: fast, parallelised and distributed algorithms
EPCC is excited to be part of a new project, funded through EPSRC's Software for the Future programme, to develop and exploit compressive-sensing algorithms for large-scale data problems.
University-led €428m bid could boost Scotland’s growing reputation for innovation in health and careAuthor: Mark Parsons
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | 16:13
The University of Edinburgh is leading an international bid to secure European funding to support the establishment of a European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) “Knowledge and Innovation Community” (KIC) focused on healthy living and active ageing.
Funded by the EIT through Horizon 2020 (The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation), LifeKIC, as the Scotland-led KIC is called, will support the EIT and EU’s goal of delivering the triple win of: increased healthy life years; economic growth and increased competitiveness; and sustainable health and care.
Posted: 9 Sep 2014 | 09:53