Advanced Research Computing


Relevant facilities and programmes

Facilities, programmes and documents relevant for the delivery of the UKSRC strategy

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  • Full list of SKA precurser and pathfinder facilities
  • e-MERLIN /VLBI - Very Long Baseline Interferometry with the European VLBI Network (EVN)
  • LOFAR - LOw Frequency ARray radio telescope working at the lowest frequencies accessible from Earth
  • LSST/Rubin - the Vera C. Rubin Observatory project is to conduct the 10-year Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST).
  • Meerkat - mid-frequency SKA precursor in South Africa
  • Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a low-frequency (70-300MHz) radio telescope at the Australian SKA site
  • ASKAP - Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder survey telescope and its low frequency aperture array antennas. 
  • CERN studies the basic constituents of matter using purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors.
  • AENEAS - Advanced European Network of E-infrastructures for Astronomy with the SKA
  • ESCAPE: European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics research infrastructures and it is contributing to the European Open Science Cloud infrastructure.

 UK computing facilities & data science activities

  • DiRAC - provide distributed HPC services (facilities and training) to the STFC theory community
  • GridPP - Distributed Computing for Data-Intensive Research
  • IRIS -  cooperative community driven project helping develop and grow the digital research infrastructure for the STFC community
  • Hartree - making data-centric &  computing technologies accessible to industry
  • ExCALIBUR - Exascale Computing ALgorithms & Infrastructures Benefiting UK Research  
  • Alan Turing Institute -  national institute for data science and artificial intelligence
  • JISC - network and IT services supporting higher education institutions and research


If we are missing something, please let us know (l.chisholm@ucl.ac.uk)