‘Virtual Lab’ Cuts Guesswork from Materials Science

Jan 9, 2015 |

Paving the way for a new era in materials science, a supercomputing-enabled “virtual laboratory” at University College London (UCL) promises to revolutionize the industry convention of trial-and-error testing for novel high performance materials known as nanocomposities. In the past, creating a new nanocomposite with specific physical properties meant dedicating incredible time and resources to making a sample and hoping Read more…

UK HPC Service: from HECToR to ARCHER

Dec 19, 2013 |

ARCHER is the next generation national high performance computing (HPC) service for academic research in the UK – a follow-on to the High-End Computing Terascale Resource (HECToR) project, which has been in existence since 2007. The hardware for the new service consists of a Cray XC30 supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion storage system, part of Read more…