The HECToR Service is now closed and has been superceded by ARCHER.

High Performance Computing Steps up Another Gear

WebWire: EPSRC have signed two contracts, worth £113 million, to provide the next generation UK High End Computing service.

HECToR (High End Computing Terascale Resources) is the latest national high performance computing service for the UK academic community. It will provide UK scientists with the means to undertake increasingly complex computational simulations across a range of scientific disciplines including climatology, earth sciences, chemistry, materials, fluid dynamics, atomic and molecular physics, plasma physics and nanoscience. The service is expected to operate for six years and have an initial theoretical peak capability of 60 Tflop/s.

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