June 2021

Quantum computing at EPCC

Author: Oliver Brown
Posted: 23 Jun 2021 | 09:15

Computing doesn’t come much more novel than quantum computing. 

Classical computers rely on the manipulation of bits, physical systems (usually transistors) that can be found in one of two states, which we label 0 and 1. Quantum computers on the other hand, use quantum bits (qubits) which can be measured in one of two physical states, still labelled 0 and 1, but can exist in any linear superposition of the two – they can be in 0 and 1.

Such a fundamental change at such a low level means that programming a quantum computer, or even developing quantum algorithms is very different to what we’re used to. 

Training & education provided by EPCC

Author: Tracy Peet
Posted: 21 Jun 2021 | 11:13

Through our links with national services, international collaborations and other projects, we deliver a wide range of training courses in high performance computing and data science.
http://www.epcc.ed.ac.uk/education-training

National HPC Services hosted by EPCC

Author: Tracy Peet
Posted: 21 Jun 2021 | 11:10

At our Advanced Computing Facility (ACF), we host a remarkable collection of high-performance computing and data services. These include Public Health Scotland’s National Safe Haven and UK national research systems such as ARCHER2, Cirrus and Tesseract, as well as smaller scale systems designed to explore new technologies.

Here are some highlights from our current work in this area.

Data-driven innovation at EPCC

Author: Tracy Peet
Posted: 21 Jun 2021 | 10:59

Some highlights from our current work in this area.

Novel architectures and hardware hosted by EPCC

Author: Tracy Peet
Posted: 21 Jun 2021 | 10:55

We provide world-class computing systems, data storage and support services. Here are some highlights from our work in this area.

ExCALIBUR FPGA testbed

ExCALIBUR is a £45.7m programme to address the challenges and opportunities offered by computing at the exascale (high performance computing at 1018 floating point operations per second). The programme will address problems of strategic importance, and how to approach them in an efficient, effective, and productive fashion on the world’s largest computers. 

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