IT Services
  • Print

HPC Midlands Plus

Tier 2 HPC centre with a focus on Engineering and Physical Sciences, funded by EPSRC.

Who is the service for?

The University is part of a regional HPC consortium consisting of the Universities of Aston, Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Queen Mary and Warwick.
Funded by a £3.2 million pound grant from the EPSRC and aimed at users whose research falls within the EPSRC’s remit, this facility aims to offer a higher capability system to users whose needs aren’t met by their home university’s own provision.

Access and technical specification

Access to this resource is via a quarterly call for applications. Approximately 5 million core hours are available each quarter for Nottingham researchers.

Call for applications

The HPC Midlands Plus system is due to be replaced in the first half of 2021.

An announcement about arrangements to future access will be made once the system is ready for deployment.


There are two aspects to HPC Midlands Plus, the traditional x86 system consists of 512 nodes, each containing 128 Gb of memory, offering a total compute capacity of 14,336 cores, 65 Tb of memory and a 1 PB high speed data store.

In addition there is a Power8 based system consisting of 5 nodes, each with 20 cores and 1 Tb of memory, and a dedicated high speed file store. One of the Power8 nodes is also fitted with two high end NVidia GP100 GPGPU cards.

Help and support

Additional information about the HPC Midlands Plus service (including system status and specification) is available via a dedicated website, hosted by Loughborough University.

HPC Midlands Plus website

Visit HPC Midlands Plus website


HPC Midlands Plus website for additional information including system status and specification.

Need help?

Male postgraduate student studying in The Studio, Portland Building, University Park

University of Nottingham

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3666
email: Contact us