New year, new supercomputer
07 Feb 2017



Hear from our our Director, Alison Kennedy about our new Bull Sequana supercomputer...


​​​Robin Pinning, Chief Technology Officer at the STFC Hartree Centre, with Andy Grant, Head of Big Data and HPC, Atos UK&I. (Credit: STFC)


The high performance computing needs of UK industry and academia are set to receive a tremendous boost thanks to a major collaboration between the STFC Hartree Centre and leading digital services company Atos UK&I.

The collaboration includes the purchase of the UK’s first Bull Sequana X1000 supercomputer system, one of the most powerful in the world, capable of performing 3.4 quadrillion calculations per second. It will allow both academic and industry organisations to try out the state-of-the-art technology and develop applications using the latest advances in artificial intelligence and high performance data analytics.

Focus will be on a number of activities aimed at addressing the Government’s Industrial Strategy which encourages closer collaboration between academia and industry.

Alison Kennedy, Director of the Hartree Centre, explains more:


Read the full press release.