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Designing better drugs, faster

Chris Skylaris, Reader in Computational Chemistry at the University of Southampton, develops quantum mechanical calculations for chemistry simulation and drug discovery. He has developed a …

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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 …

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Using HPC to improve cancer treatments

Professor Francesco Gervasio of UCL’s Department of Chemistry used the Emerald supercomputer to simulate the effect of gene mutations linked to the spread of cancer. His research …


Environmentally Friendly Heterogeneous Catalysis

Researchers at UCL are using a range of sophisticated computational tools to simulate and predict the chemical processes that take place at the surfaces of metal and other material surfaces.


Improving weather and climate forecasts

Dr. Eike Mueller and Prof. Rob Scheichl of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath use the Emerald GPU-accelerated supercomputer to develop …


High-order Computational Fluid Dynamics

Application to Design of Next-Generation Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Computational simulation of fluid flow, often referred to as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), plays an critical role …


Working towards the Square Kilometre Array

MOTIVATE is a pathfinder project with the aim of investigating the application of the latest many-core technologies to deliver energy and efficiencies in the area of radio astronomy High Performance Computing.

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Modelling the coastal effects of a Tsunami

UCL’s membership of the Science & Engineering South (SES) Consortium is allowing researchers to work with with GPU specialists in Oxford to greatly improve the performance of a tsunami simulation code.


How the “Swine” flu virus develops drug resistance

A University of Bristol team used the Emerald GPU supercomputer to investigate how mutations of a key enzyme of H1N1 “Swine” flu lead to the development …