Access to Emerald is now restricted to contributing SES partners only.

Charging Policy

HPC facilities cost money and services are chargeable to non-SES members. For SES members, the facilities are usually funded through internal university mechanisms.

We are always interested in working with industry, including smaller, innovative enterprises. We  understand that investing time, effort and money in high performance computing without a confirmed return on investment is a major obstacle. Depending on the type of research you want to do, we could discuss options to provide machine cycles at no cost to those new to HPC (standard terms and condition will apply). Significant or sustained use will be subject to a charging framework through a standard services contract.


HPC services are available to researchers from the SES consortium and hosting partner, STFC.

Researchers from SES institutions should email the Point of Contact from your home institution to request access, provided here.

Researchers external to the consortium should contact the Support team at with any enquiries. You may be asked to complete a Registration form to ensure the services are suitable for your needs.

Conditions of Use

System security is vital to protect your research and maintain a reliable service. SES and our partner STFC reserve the right to refuse any installation of application or underpinning software or services in its computing environments that, in the sole considered opinion of its experts, is likely to compromise the integrity, availability or security of those environments or that negatively impacts the service for other users.

We may de-activate any account without notice where the user has installed software that is disruptive or designed to circumvent security without our knowledge.