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Teaming Up to Drive New Nanoelectronics Discoveries

UCL and Cambridge University are spearheading inter-institutional research aimed at generating new knowledge on the properties of electrons in nanoscale semiconductors – with equipment-sharing making …

Artist's conception illustrating the brown dwarf named 2MASSJ22282889-431026 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

HPC Adds Extra Dimension To The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

The SES consortium’s Emerald supercomputer is providing UCL astrophysicists with the computing firepower they need to help pinpoint exoplanets capable of supporting alien lifeforms.

Imaging Software Bring the Brain into Fuller Focus

Innovative software developed at the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB) is on track to improve our understanding of the mind’s innermost …

Case study: Computing Power helps researchers unlock DNAs mysteries

Computing Power Helps Researchers Unlock DNA’s Mysteries

oxDNA, a novel computer model developed at the University of Oxford, is shedding light on how DNA behaves – underpinning valuable breakthroughs in fields such as improved drug delivery within the human body.

Combined codes for chemistry research

Iridis distributed memory computing cluster can handle the vast calculations needed to develop new methodologies in scientific research, including chemistry.

Solving unsteady fluid flows with Hyperflux

An Innovate UK- and EPSRC-funded project called Hyperflux is bringing together industry and academia to tackle the problem of modeling unsteady fluid flow. Peter Vincent, …

Slowing the ageing process

By 2024, it’s estimated that over half of the population of the UK will be over 50 years old. That statistic has implications both for …

From biodiesel to detergents

At the University of Oxford, Nathalie Willems is using the Emerald supercomputer in research that could bring about major benefits in a number of industrial …

Patient-specific Drug Choice

Choosing the right drug for a patient with cancer is a complicated challenge. There is such a wide range of options, and it can be …

Modelling mutations for cancer cure

The p53 tumour suppressor protein, when it works properly, helps to prevent cancer. It does so by inducing the arrest of the cell cycle, by …

Powering innovation with HPC

Access to academic facilities like the Emerald supercomputer is vital to the success of new start ups in the High Performance Computing field, says Jamil …

Modelling downward sailing conditions

North Sails are one of the largest sail making companies, with a particular emphasis upon and commitment to technical development. This ranges from the materials …