HPC facilities

You will have access to EPCC's wide range of computing facilities.

EPCC, the supercomputing centre at the University of Edinburgh, hosts an exceptional collection of high-performance and novel computing facilities.

“The University of Edinburgh has for many decades been a pioneer in High Performance Computing. Now that Big Data is reaching into an even greater range of areas we are delighted to have the ARCHER facility and its support at Edinburgh.”

Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea
Principal of the University of Edinburgh

HPC systems

For day-to-day use, practical sessions and coursework, students have exclusive access to Morar, a cluster of 128 cores suitable for parallel programming with message passing (MPI) and shared memory (OpenMP) programming models. Shared access to tens of thousands of CPU cores is available through ARCHER, the UK's primary supercomputer for academic research.

Specialised devices

Some courses give students the opportunity to learn how to use cutting-edge, modern HPC technologies including Nvidia and AMD GPUs, and EPCC's 1.2 PFLOP/s BlueGene/Q.

The MSc research project and dissertation allow further specialisation and access to a wide range of machines including: Indy, a dual-configuration Linux-Windows HPC cluster; low-power HPC devices like Raspberry Pi and Intel Atom, and advanced co-processor systems such as Intel Xeon Phi and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

Further information

Read more about the computing facilities at EPCC.

Contact us

Mr Ben Morse
+44 (0) 131 651 3398

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