The HECToR Service is now closed and has been superceded by ARCHER.

About HECToR

HECToR (High-End Computing Terascale Resource) is the UK's front-line national supercomputing service. Its objectives are:

  • to provide a world-class capability-level service for UK-based academic research;
  • to support the development of innovative computational technologies;
  • to help industry and commerce to make effective use of high-end computing;
  • to work with our colleagues in Europe and the world.

HECToR is provided by the HECToR Partners, a consortium of organisations of international standing, with many years of experience in this field.

You can track the development of HECToR through our press releases. The What's On section includes events in the world of HPC. And there's a selection of HECToR pictures in our Gallery.

HECToR is a public project, funded by the UK Government. In our Reports section you will find our monthly, quarterly and annual reports, showing what those funds have provided.

Finally, in the Policies section we provide the policies and other documents which will be the basis of the way we work.