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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:

Making light work of fibre optic optimisation
07 April 2015
Making light work of fibre optic optimisation

Intense computing at the Hartree Centre has enabled researchers from Aston University and the University of Warwick to test pioneering simulation software that could improve fibre optic cable performance.

The drive to design safer vehicles using supercomputers
07 April 2015
The drive to design safer vehicles using supercomputers

The Hartree Centre’s on-demand high performance computing (HPC) service, enCORE, managed by channel partners OCF, has enabled Simpact Engineering Ltd to halve the time required to solve vehicle crashworthiness simulations.

Using intense computing to investigate wind farm effects on coast
07 April 2015
Using intense computing to investigate wind farm effects on coast

Intense computing at the STFC Hartree Centre has enabled the University of Liverpool to gain environmental insights of real value to both the offshore wind energy industry and local communities.

Improving aircraft design simulations with HPC
07 April 2015
Improving aircraft design simulations with HPC

The Hartree Centre provided the high performance computing (HPC) capability needed to enable Dr Neil Ashton of the University of Manchester to develop more complex, more accurate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models for aircraft designers.

Advancing disease mapping techniques with GSK
07 April 2015
Advancing disease mapping techniques with GSK

Healthcare company GSK is using the Hartree® Centre's intense computing expertise to identify connections between different genes and diseases, with a view to developing more effective treatments.

Understanding advanced material performance
07 April 2015
Understanding advanced material performance

The Hartree Centre’s world-class capabilities shed new light on the performance potential of an advanced polymer developed and manufactured by Victrex for high-temperature, high-pressure and other extreme environments.

Enhancing packaging R&D methods with clay-polymer modelling
07 April 2015
Enhancing packaging R&D methods with clay-polymer modelling

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre has demonstrated the value of polymer modelling to Sun Chemical, the world’s largest supplier of printing inks, pigments and coatings.

Accelerating the development of graphene
07 April 2015
Accelerating the development of graphene

The Institute for Materials Research at The University of Leeds has been investigating connecting graphene to metal contacts in electronic circuits using the simulation capabilities of the STFC Hartree Centre.

Breaking down barriers for independent software providers
07 April 2015
Breaking down barriers for independent software providers

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre is committed to breaking down the technical barriers that can prevent SMEs in the software industry from reaching their full potential.

Building next-generation simulation tools
07 April 2015
Building next-generation simulation tools

The UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is developing a new framework, alongside international partners, for accurate materials simulation using the supercomputing power of STFC’s Hartree Centre.

Last updated: 28 March 2018

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