Tier-2 HPC Centres
What are the Tier-2 High Performance Computing (HPC) Services?
The Tier-2 HPC services are an interfacing layer of supercomputing provision between the highest capability national and international HPC services and local computing provision in individual research institutions. Collectively, they are a distributed national computing resource that provides EPSRC researchers with access to a diverse range of computational technologies not available through the national or institutional facilities.
What Tier-2 services are currently available?
- Cirrus, led by University of Edinburgh.
- CSD3, led by University of Cambridge.
- HPC Midlands Plus, led by Loughborough University.
- Isambard GW4 Tier-2, led by University of Bristol.
- JADE, led by University of Oxford.
- The Materials and Molecular Modelling (MMM) Hub, led by University College London.
- NI-HPC (Kelvin-2), led by Queen’s University Belfast.
- NICE, led by University of Durham.
- Baskerville, led by University of Birmingham.
- Sulis, les by University of Warwick.
How can researchers access the Tier-2 facilities?
The current mechanisms for researchers to access these services are:
- EPSRC’s “Access to HPC” calls (excluding the MMM Hub), this call is expected to run twice per year.
- Via their host institution, if they are a partner in the service in question (see service websites for details).
- For the MMM Hub, materials and molecular modelling researchers can get access through the High End Computing Consortia MCC and UKCP.
- For JADE, applicants in the area of biomolecular simulation can apply through the High End Computing Consortium for Biomolecular Simulation.
If you have any queries, you can contact EPSRC’s e-Infrastructure team at firstname.lastname@example.org.