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Computing Advisory Panel

The purpose of the Computing Advisory Panel (CAP) is to advise the STFC Executive on the strategy for, and management of, provision for computing resources (including data handling, data storage, software and hard provisions, skills, and developments in high performance and high throughput computing) in support of programmes either funded or delivered by STFC. The last CAP meeting took place on the 21 May 2019, with the next meeting due to take place on 27 November 2019.

Organisational Structure


  • Professor David Colling - Imperial College London


  • Professor Martin Dove – Queen Mary, London
  • Professor Mark Hannam – Cardiff
  • Dr Leigh Lapworth – Rolls Royce
  • Professor Anna Scaife – Manchester
  • Dr Debora Sijacki – Cambridge
  • Dr Stuart Sim – QUB
  • Mr Ash Vadgama – AWE

In attendance

  • Mr Tom Griffin – STFC RAL SCD
  • Mrs Alison Kennedy – STFC Hartree Centre


Terms of reference

The main duties of the Computing Advisory Panel will be to provide advice on:

  • The existing status of, and future requirements in, computing resources for the science communities and programmes supported by STFC
  • Future STFC computational strategy
  • Strategies to coordinate scientific computing provision across STFC, and for coordinating e-science and HPC developments with the other UK Research Councils and other relevant national and international activities
  • The development of STFC's requirements for next generation computing facilities
  • Priorities for funding to support the highest quality, high impact programme
  • Opportunities for dissemination and synergies with other programmes

Computing Advisory Panel Actions

CAP has provided reports to the STFC Executive and Science Board as appropriate. CAP has:


Last updated: 02 December 2019


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