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High Performance Computing (HPC)

In today's world, computation has become a vital tool for scientific discovery. In many cases computational needs of researchers go far beyond individual workstation and require use of computing clusters also known as High Performance Computing (HPC).

The University Major High Performance Computing (HPC) facility is called Iridis. Since 2013 the University is running two Iridis supercomputers at the same time making it one of the top supercomputing sites in the UK. This service enables larger, broader and more complex computation than ever before - work that could have taken months or years now can be done in hours or days.

High Performance Computing technologies continue to change at a very rapid pace. As a result, it is critical to ensure that the right set of skills and expertise are available and aligned with growing demand.

Our services

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A computing cluster designed to support our faculty members and researchers who may require a larger processing power, memory size or data storage.

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Southampton Research Software Group

Our talented team of Research Software Engineers are dedicated to ensuring that software developed for research and enterprise at the University of Southampton is the best it can be.

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HPC Community

A dedicated SharePoint accessible to registered users at the University. It provides documentation on how to access and use these services, as well as training courses and system updates.

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