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EPSRC Reference: EP/K000055/1
Title: A MIDLANDS CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING (HPC) SERVING REGIONAL INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIA - 'HPC MIDLANDS'
Principal Investigator: Kenny, Professor SD
Other Investigators:
Georgoulis, Professor EH Page, Professor GJ Cook, Professor MJ
Dong, Professor H Malalasekera, Professor W Thomson, Professor R
Rona, Dr A Davidchack, Professor R
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Department: School of Mathematics
Organisation: Loughborough University
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 April 2012 Ends: 31 March 2013 Value (£): 240,379
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High performance computing (HPC) technology is used to provide solutions for challenging problems which require advanced computer power. It can perform simulations orders of magnitudes quicker than an individual Personal Computer, resulting in a reduction in the time taken from months to days or even minutes. There is an associated capability to be able to generate, move about, and analyse very large quantities of data exceptionally quickly.

High performance computing technology now pervades our everyday lives, for example from

financial transactions, the design of aircraft engines, through to animated film production. In the Engineering and Physical Sciences at Loughborough University and the University of Leicester, HPC has to date been specifically used to address global challenges including Energy, Manufacturing, Sustainability, Healthcare, Transport.

This proposal will create a new partnership in the Midlands between Loughborough University and the University of Leicester for the delivery of HPC through the formation of the HPC-Midlands Centre to researchers in Higher Education Institutes in the Midlands, and beyond, to support excellent scientific and engineering research. It will also grow its significant portfolio of industrially relevant research and enable industrial partners to access its world-class facilities to benefit the UK economy. There will also be a focus on smaller companies in the region to provide access for them to technologies which are currently beyond their reach, and therefore provide significant opportunities for innovation, growth and wealth creation.

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