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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:

Identifying wave erosion threats to coastal property development
07 April 2015
Identifying wave erosion threats to coastal property development

Working on behalf of a client in the economically vital coastal reclamation and development sector, HR Wallingford have harnessed the unique high performance computing (HPC) capabilities at the Hartree Centre to generate super-fast insights into potential erosion threats to a proposed coastal residential and recreational development in the Middle East.

Accelerating product design and development at Jaguar Land Rover
07 April 2015
Accelerating product design and development at Jaguar Land Rover

Cutting-edge capabilities from the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC), underpinned by the Hartree Centre's high performance computing facilities, helped Jaguar Land Rover optimise its vehicle design and development process.

Solving technical challenges to build fuel cells of the future
07 April 2015
Solving technical challenges to build fuel cells of the future

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre has provided local SME ACAL Energy with the supercomputing capability they required to gain a better insight into their fuel cell technology, enabling them to solve a technical performance problem.

New processes emerging for more economical oil extraction
07 April 2015
New processes emerging for more economical oil extraction

Researchers at Lancaster University are using the supercomputing capability of the Hartree Centre to accurately simulate the flow of complex fluids to improve oil extraction techniques.

Developing next generation climate and weather forecasting models
07 April 2015
Developing next generation climate and weather forecasting models

The Met Office is taking advantage of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre’s expertise in high performance computing to help develop their next generation weather forecasting and climate prediction model.

Smaller, affordable particle accelerators for healthcare and security
07 April 2015
Smaller, affordable particle accelerators for healthcare and security

Tech-X Corporation has accessed the high performance computing HPC) facilities at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre to accurately simulate particle beams of a novel next generation accelerator prototype.

Supporting new product design at Bentley
07 April 2015
Supporting new product design at Bentley

Advanced simulation and visualisation facilities at the Hartree Centre, accessed through the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC), have enabled Bentley to design virtual next-generation models of its iconic luxury cars, reducing the need for expensive, time-consuming physical prototyping.

Accelerating the product discovery process at Unilever
07 April 2015
Accelerating the product discovery process at Unilever

The Hartree Centre’s high performance computing (HPC) capabilities and 3D visualisation suite have enabled consumer goods multinational Unilever to boost its speed and efficiency in developing new home and personal care products.

Last updated: 28 March 2018

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