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Hartree Centre (Hartree Centre)
Hosting Legal Entity
Science and Technology Facilities Council
United Kingdom
Type Of RI
Single-sited, Virtual
Coordinating Country
United Kingdom
Current Status:
Operational since 2013
Under construction since 2012 to 2013
Scientific Description
Combining the UK’s premier supercomputing environment with an unrivaled depth and breadth of related skills and experience, Hartree Centre accelerates research and innovation, and pushes the boundaries of the possible by: 1) enabling organisations of every type and size to harness the power and potential of cutting-edge high performance computing capabilities; and 2) developing and deploying new software for the next generation of supercomputers. The centre is a Research Collaboration in association with IBM.Data analytics clusters can work with rested, live-streaming and predictive data, while access to cognitive computing technologies through IBM Watson gives access to techniques such as natural language processing and machine learning to tailor unique solutions for both industry and academia.The centre pursues this mission through comprehensive suite of flexible, cost-effective solutions designed to help user to: 1) stay at the vanguard of innovation; 2) slash R&D costs and reduce the time to market for new products and services; and 3) enhance user's global competitiveness and boost bottom lining.Use of Hartree facilities range from software development to extracting value from ‘big data’, and is available for users of different levels of familiarity with high performance computing and data intensive computing, and conducting big or small projects in scale or duration.At the Hartree Centre, you can access our range of high performance computing platforms:​​​​​Intel platformsBull Sequana X1000 (coming soon)Lenovo NeX​tScale | 8,192 coresLenovo System x​​ iDataPlex​ system​ | 2048 coresIntel Xeon Phi | Knight's CornerIBM big data analytics cluster | 288TB​IBM data centric platforms​IBM Power8 + NVL​ink​ + Tesla P100IBM Power8 ​​+ Nvidia K80​​​Accelerated platforms and emerging technologiesMaxeler field-programmable gate array (FPGA) systemARM​ 64-bit platform​Clustervision novel cooling demonstrator​

RI Keywords
Industry, Modelling, Cognitive computing, Supercomputing, Data intensive science, High performance computing, Software development, Big Data, Visualization, HPC, Research and development
RI Category
Complex Data Facilities
Software Service Facilities
Centralised Computing Facilities
Research Data Service Facilities
Analytical Facilities
Scientific Domain
Information Science and Technology
Engineering and Energy
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biological and Medical Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
High Performance Computing (HPC)
Training and Skills Transfer
Big Data Analytics
Software Development and Optimisation
Cognitive Computing
Date of last update: 09/01/2018
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