Department of Materials


High Performance Computing

HPC Midlands Plus

Tier-2 High Performance Computing centre with a focus on Engineering and Physical Sciences, funded by EPSRC

High performance computing (HPC) technology is used to provide solutions for challenging problems, which require advanced computer power. It can perform simulations orders of magnitudes quicker than an individual Personal Computer, resulting in a reduction in the time taken from months to days or even minutes. There is an associated capability to be able to generate, move about, and analyse very large quantities of data exceptionally quickly.

Loughborough is in a consortium of seven universities, which allows our Materials researchers access to this emense computing power, in particular it facilitates complex molecular modelling simulations that are beyond the power of normal computers.