New Exascale research opportunities at EPCC

13 December 2017
  • Two fully-funded PhD studentships announced
  • Successful candidates will work with EPCC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and ARM on 4,096-core Apollo 70 system

EPCC is offering two fully-funded PhD studentships working in collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and ARM. We are seeking highly talented and motivated graduates to apply for the studentships, beginning in early 2018.

ARM is becoming a serious contender in the race towards Exascale. However to properly challenge the status quo the ecosystem must become broader and more mature. HPE has recently announced its first ARM-based HPC platform, the Apollo 70. EPCC will host a 4,096-core Apollo 70 system from early 2018.

The PhD students funded through these studentships will be based at EPCC, where they will have direct access to leading supercomputing experts, and will work closely with HPE to optimise the performance, efficiency and reliability of the ARM software stack.

Possible topics for research may include, but are not limited to: performance tuning, runtime optimisation, scientific libraries and programming models. Applicants are free to propose their own areas for research.

“This is a unique opportunity to explore the potential of HPE and ARM's new platform, and to contribute directly to the development of Exascale technology. EPCC has been a key partner in international Exascale collaborations for several years now, and we look forward to working with the successful candidates in this exciting area of research." Professor Mark Parsons, EPCC Director


Funding for the studentships is restricted to UK nationals, or EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years. For full eligibility criteria, please see:

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is no later than January 31st 2018.

Further information

To find out more, email Professor Mark Parsons ( using the subject line “PhD studentship with HPE”.

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Tracy Peet
+44 (0) 131 650 5362

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