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EPSRC Access to High Performance Computing

The Access to High Performance Computing Call, through which EPSRC users can access the council's new and upcoming Tier-1 and Tier-2 resources has now gone live.

This Access to HPC call is for researchers to apply for computational resource from EPSRC funded High Performance Computing (HPC) services to support research projects from across EPSRC’s remit. It is the successor to the ARCHER RAP and Tier-2 Open access calls which ran prior to 2020. Projects can run for up to one year (service dependent). On average, this call runs twice a year.

The services available are ARCHER2, the upcoming Tier-1 national supercomputer accessible to EPSRC research communities, and most of EPSRC’s Tier-2 HPC serviceswhich are Isambard, NI-HPC, JADE, Cirrus, NICE, CSD3 and HPC Midlands +.

Please note that the University of Manchester will have institutional access to NICE through its involvement in the N8 CIR collaboration. Call applicants are encouraged by EPSRC to check the suitability of their proposal for their institutional Tier 2 machine before applying to this call. Please contact the Research Infrastructure team for more information on the NICE resource.

Closing date for Technical Assessment is the 7th of August.