Please note as of 30th June 2006 this is a legacy site. The new national service is Hector . For information
about local HPC at The University of Manchester please see Research Computing .
Computer Services for Academic Research (CSAR)
is a National High Performance Computing (HPC) service for the UK
run on behalf of the Research Councils by the Computation for Science (CfS) consortium.
The supercomputers at CSAR are used by researchers
across the UK to underpin their world class science and engineering
research. Areas of research include : Aerodynamics and other Computational
Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Materials Science, Computational Chemistry,
Bioinformatics and Computational Biochemistry, Atomic and Molecular
Physics, Numerical Linear Algebra, Environmental Sciences, including
weather and climate predictions. Some current research projects
supported by CSAR are highlighted in our Research
CSAR provides High Performance Computing facilities
and expertise to UK researchers. Current capability supercomputers
at CSAR are:
- Newton - an SGI
Altix 3700 system with 512 Itanium2 processors.
- Green - an SGI
Origin 3800 system with 512 MIPS
CSAR also provides other
Origin systems for batch and interactive access, flexible
data storage and work space, a range of scientific software,
training and support.