Welcome to the first edition of Hartree Insights for 2017! I’d
like to wish you all a belated “Happy New Year” and hope you are off to the
same flying start we are here at the Hartree Centre. The first month of the
year has already flown by and we’ve been busy hitting the ground running (perhaps
a tad less spritely than we felt before eating all those mince pies) with some
exciting projects including recruiting companies for the IoTUK Boost programme,
spreading the word about LCR 4.0 and making plans for the arrival of our brand
First of all, let’s talk about LCR 4.0. Launched late 2016,
this is a collaborative project to support manufacturing SMEs in the Liverpool
City Region with several other respected technology organisations. Funded by
ERDF, we’ll be helping local SMEs to enhance their productivity and optimise their
processes using digital technologies. For this project, manufacturing isn’t a
restrictive term – it can include any part of the supply chain, from companies
developing a tangible product to businesses providing services that support
them. At the Hartree Centre, we’ll help businesses take advantage of computing
technologies, integrate Internet of Things (IoT) systems or use data to make
better decisions or predictions. Find out about LCR 4.0 and whether your
SME could apply here.
We’re also continuing development within our cognitive hospital
project with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where we will be using cognitive
technologies and data analytics to improve patient experiences throughout their
hospital journey. We’ll be revealing new progress in this area in the next few
months so watch this space for more news!
Last but not least, if you attended Computing Insight UK 2016
in December, you will be well aware that this year we’re getting a new
supercomputer! Preparations are underway in our machine room to welcome the UK’s
first Bull Sequana X1000 supercomputer in March 2017 as part of our new collaboration
with Atos. We’re all very excited to get it up and running – not least to see
where it places in the TOP500 list!
That’s all for now – until the next edition of Hartree
Insights, you can keep up to date with our news on Twitter & LinkedIn.
- Alison Kennedy | Director, STFC Hartree