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SES institutions to benefit from £14 million for HPC services

Researchers across the Science and Engineering South Consortium (SES) are to share the benefits of a £30 million investment in advanced supercomputing services.

Collaboration the Key to Unlocking Cells’ Secrets

Research outcomes can be strengthened hugely by working across disciplines and by combining complementary skills across institutions.

Trailblazing Training Adds to Chemistry’s Attraction

When designing new molecules for pharmaceutical and other uses, the key is to combine the right elements in the right way. The same is true …

Modelling the ‘Magic’: the Search for Nanocatalysts

The drive to design new materials with surprising capabilities is a fast-moving frontier of research – and computers are well-established as a crucial tool in …

Collaboration Casts New Light On Quantum Dots

As part of a close and fruitful collaboration dating back to 2003, Rachel Oliver, Professor of Materials Science at Cambridge, and Robert Taylor, Professor of …

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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.