High Performance Computing (HPC)
HPC at Nottingham
The facility is a cluster of computers, which work together to drastically reduce the time required to perform large scale calculations.
It has the ability to take a calculation that would last a year on a single PC and provide the answer in a few hours. Alternatively, it can do many hundreds of smaller calculations simultaneously, depending on user requirements.
Who is the service for?
The HPC service is available to any research student or member of academic staff, from any school or faculty, who has the need for compute resource substantially greater than a standard PC.
This includes those who can run their applications on a PC, but find the calculations tie up their machine for an excessive amount of time, as well as those who need more processors and/or computer memory.
The main source of information on the service is the HPC Workspace, accessible to all University staff and students.
As well as documentation on how to access and use the service, the HPC Workspace has information on training courses, background information on the facility, and links to further information.
Services for researchers