There are multiple routes and business models through which STFC can work to create value with our external partners and stakeholders, exploiting our research, facilities, skills and technologies
The following success stories illustrate just some examples of how this continues to be achieved across the STFC landscape:
Big data and data analytics solutions provided by the Hartree Centre and partner IBM enabled Democrata to use open data to predict the presence of ancient remains on construction sites.
The Hartree Centre’s on-demand high performance computing (HPC) service enCORE, delivered by OCF, enabled small engineering consultancy QED Naval to run complex simulations four times faster than using in-house systems.
The Hartree Centre uses one of Mellanox’s products to enable its customers to work on its powerful supercomputing infrastructure simultaneously and privately.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)'s business incubator, the Innovations and Technology Access Centre (I-TAC), has provided early-stage company Nanoflex with easy access to specialist equipment to further develop their innovative nanoelectrode system.
The STFC Hartree Centre has helped Albatross Financial Solutions optimise the patient cost benchmarking service it provides to NHS Trusts, helping them to validate and predict costs more accurately and establish best practices.
The Hartree Centre has enabled the Oasis Loss Modelling Framework to optimise the functionality of its software by demonstrating new techniques for the code to run on larger scale, high performance computing (HPC) environments.
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 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.
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.
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.
Last updated: 16 March 2016