On-Demand Computing

Our on-demand computing service is called Accelerator and it brings leading edge supercomputing capability directly to your desktop.

Through a simple internet connection you gain cost-effective access to an impressive range of high-performance computing (HPC) resources: ARCHER2, and Cirrus.

Accelerator is targeted at engineers and scientists solving complex simulation and modelling problems in fields such as BioInformatics, Computational Biology, Computational Chemistry, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Life Sciences and Earth Sciences.

The Accelerator model is based on providing direct access to HPC platforms delivering the highest levels of performance. Unlike cloud-based services there are no inefficient virtualisation techniques deployed. The highest levels of data security are provided, and the service is administered directly by you using a range of administration and reporting functions. The service is fully supported with an integral help desk. EPCC support staff are available to help with usage problems such as compiling codes and running jobs.

Once set up with access to our Accelerator service you choose how much resource to use and when. Users have complete control over managing their project resources – jobs, disk space, and archiving. The Accelerator usage model is based on pay-per use service and provides an excellent alternative to purchasing expensive HPC hardware. The service can be used to satisfy contingency and peak demand requirements.

Accelerator service billing is simple and straightforward. You pay for what you use and nothing more. Service administration functions provide access to a full range of resource usage reports that let you manage and control your project budgets.

On-demand in action

This short video shows how users can easily access HELYX, a CFD package for engineering analysis & design optimisation produced by ENGYS, from their desktop. 

Further information

Find out more about using Accelerator to support your business: 

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