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Hartree Centre - Case studies

High performance computing, big data analytics and cognitive technologies are changing the way many industries think about innovation. From designing the next supercar to formulating better shampoos and detergents, our reputation for excellence in data intensive services attracts businesses from across a broad range of sectors.

We’re enabling companies of all sizes to tackle diverse challenges using the latest developments in supercomputing, with many returning again and again with new projects when they experience the value this insight provides to their business or project.

Read some of our previous success stories below:

Security is the key to a stronger Internet of Things
26 January 2017
Security is the key to a stronger Internet of Things

With expertise from the Hartree® Centre, Welsh start-up WaveReach reduced time to market for its new Lighthouse communications product and ensured its ability to safeguard data security.

Unilever utilises Hartree to drive packaging innovation
11 October 2016
Unilever utilises Hartree to drive packaging innovation

To maximise the time and cost benefits of design simulation, Unilever has identified the Hartree® Centre as an ideal supplier of on-demand High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities

Drip-free design meets need for speed
13 April 2016
Drip-free design meets need for speed

Using supercomputer Blue Wonder, the Hartree Centre has helped Unilever slash many months and tens of thousands of pounds from the design process, whilst delivering the best consumer experience for new laundry liquid products.

Using HPC to deal with matters of the heart
23 March 2016
Using HPC to deal with matters of the heart

A collaborative research project is using the STFC Hartree Centre’s supercomputers to develop new methods of blood pump simulation, which could assist in the improvement of devices that prolong lives of people with heart disease.

Pharmaceutical Product Design Goes Digital
23 March 2016
Pharmaceutical Product Design Goes Digital

Working with major names in the industry, the Hartree Centre is a partner in the powerful ADDoPT collaboration that aims to secure the UK’s place at the forefront of new pharmaceutical development.

On-demand supercomputing for innovative technology R&D
18 February 2016
On-demand supercomputing for innovative technology R&D

Menatech Limited is an engineering consultancy that supports the development of emerging innovative technologies, such as tidal and hydro turbine development or high capacity filtration systems.

Inspiring new visualisation technology development
20 January 2016
Inspiring new visualisation technology development

Visualisation and Virtual Reality (VR) company, Virtalis, has expanded its product range with a specialist software developed for and demonstrated at the STFC Hartree Centre. Visualisations make complex information, such as a molecular structure, or the design of a car, easier to illustrate.

Bringing supercomputing to the factory floor
08 December 2015
Bringing supercomputing to the factory floor

The STFC Hartree Centre has provided critical assistance to simulation company 3DSIM to optimise its software, which reduces the risk of failure during metal 3D printing.

Code optimisation accelerates aero-engine innovation
13 November 2015
Code optimisation accelerates aero-engine innovation

The Hartree Centre’s high performance computing (HPC) capabilities are helping Rolls-Royce plc to model and improve component design in its world-renowned jet engines more rapidly and cost-effectively to maintain its competitive edge.

Transforming Daresbury into an IoT 'connected campus'
13 November 2015
Transforming Daresbury into an IoT 'connected campus'

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gains traction, the STFC Hartree Centre has demonstrated the opportunities and possibilities – plus its own relevant expertise – by turning Daresbury Laboratory into a ‘connected campus’.

Last updated: 28 March 2018

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