Research IT

Compute Resources Available for Student Projects

Did you know that UGs and PGTs from the Faculty of Science and Engineering can use our HPC Platform for their projects?

A major investment last summer means that the University's HPC platform, known as the Computational Shared Facility (CSF) is now available for use by any Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) UG/PGT student for their course related project work. This includes use of NVidia GPUs. Prior to this investment by the Faculty, access to the CSF was exclusively for PGRs, PDRAs and researchers.

The CSF has many popular applications available such as Abaqus, Ansys, Fluent, OpenFoam, StarCCM+, AMBER, Gaussian, Gromacs, ORCA, Python, and Tensorflow, to name just a few, and is well suited to work that involves analysing large datasets, machine learning, modelling and simulations.

The Research Infrastructure team also provided training to UG/PGT students from the Departments of Chemistry, CEAS and MACE earlier this year, and we will be doing so again in the 2022/23 academic year.

If you have an UG/PGT student who you think may benefit from access to more compute power than available on their laptop/PC, you can request an account on the CSF for them by emailing their name and software requirements to us.