About EPCC

The University of Edinburgh is one of Europe’s leading research universities. Its supercomputing centre, EPCC, was established in 1990 and is one of Europe’s leading supercomputing centres. The centre has 75 full-time staff and a large array of HPC systems.

In addition to its role as a national HPC service provider, EPCC provides a wide variety of services to both industry and academia and has has a long history of working with HPC vendors to design leading-edge novel HPC systems. EPCC offers two taught Master of Science (MSc) programmes: MSc in High Performance Computing and MSc in High Performance Computing with Data Science.


ARCHER (Advanced Research Computing High End Resource) is the UK’s primary academic research supercomputer. The £43m ARCHER service enables UK researchers to carry out internationally-competitive work, so supporting the UK's status as a leader in computational science and engineering. ARCHER, a Cray XC30, is housed at the University of Edinburgh’s Advanced Computing Facility (ACF). The ARCHER website.


The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences. EPSRC invests around £800 million a year in research and postgraduate training, to help the nation handle the next generation of technological change. The areas covered range from information technology to structural engineering, and mathematics to materials science. This research forms the basis for future economic development in the UK and improvements for everyone's health, lifestyle and culture. EPSRC works alongside other Research Councils with responsibility for other areas of research. The Research Councils work collectively on issues of common concern via Research Councils UK. EPSRC website

About NERC

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the UK's main agency for funding and managing world-class research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences. It coordinates some of the world's most exciting research projects, tackling major issues such as climate change, food security, environmental influences on human health, the genetic make-up of life on earth, and much more. NERC receives around £300m a year from the government's science budget, which it uses to fund research and training in universities and its own research centres. NERC website

About Cray Inc.

Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and Big Data solutions delivering unrivalled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to surpass today's limitations and meeting the market's continued demand for realized performance. Cray Inc. website

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