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The HPCx Consortium

The HPCx Consortium, namely UoE HPCX Ltd, is led by the University of Edinburgh, with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and IBM. The project is funded by EPSRC

EPCC, which will provide the University of Edinburgh contribution, has a long experience of national HPC services. It provided the T3D/T3E service from 1994 to 2001, and before that, services on a Thinking Machines CM200, and Meiko Computing Surfaces. It continues to be a major centre for HPC support and training. EPCC is currently accepting applications for its EPSRC-funded MSc in HPC.

The Computational Science and Engineering Department at STFC's Daresbury Laboratory has for many years worked closely with research groups throughout the UK through many projects, including EPSRC's Collaborative Computational Projects, and has unmatched expertise in porting and optimising large scientific codes.

The partners see the HPCx service as a natural development of their experience into the future.

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)

The operation of the HPCx service is reviewed by an independent body called the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)

The membership of STAC is as follows:

Richard Catlow (Chairman)  Royal Institution
Patrick BriddonUniversity of Newcastle
Mark SansomUniversity of Oxford
Lois Steenman-ClarkUniversity of Reading
Mike LeschzinerImperial College
Ralph RoskiesPittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Rudiger EsserJülich Research Centre
Carlos FrenkUniversity of Durham
Deborah MillerEPSRC
Martyn GuestHPCx
Alan SimpsonHPCx
Shirley Miller (Secretary)HPCx

STAC Terms of Reference

Meetings of STAC are held twice annually.

Meeting 1   12th March 2004   agenda   minutes
Meeting 2   30th September 2004   agenda   minutes
Meeting 3   1st March 2005   agenda   minutes
Meeting 4   28th September 2005   agenda   minutes
Meeting 5   20th February 2006   agenda   minutes

Press releases

IBM Press Release: UK Science extends to new fields of research with HPCx IBM announces third and final phase of UK National Academic Supercomputer HPCx complete. 8/11/2006

HPC-UK Ltd Press Release: New consortium aims to give the UK a world lead in research using High-Performance ComputingThe new consortium links CCLRC and Edinburgh and Manchester Universities. 20/9/2005

EPSRC Press Release: UK Researchers and IBM to push back frontiers of science and engineering with biggest and fastest academic computer in Europe. UK Researchers and IBM to push back frontiers of science and engineering with biggest and fastest academic computer in Europe. 19/7/02

EPCC Press Release: Edinburgh leads in new approach to research. The University of Edinburgh is becoming Europe's leading centre in the emerging field of computational research, with facilities comparable to the best in the United States 25/7/02

CCLRC Press Release: New 53 million high performance computing service to be located at the CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory. One of the world's most advanced high performance computing centres is to be built at the CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire. 15/7/02


The provider of the HPCx service is UoE HPCX Ltd, a company incorporated in Scotland (registered number: SC226350). Its registered office is at:

Old College,
South Bridge,
Edinburgh EH8 9YL

The best address for ordinary correspondence is:

c/o EPCC,
The University of Edinburgh,
James Clerk Maxwell Building,
King's Buildings,
Mayfield Road,
Edinburgh EH9 3JZ

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