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Durham University

Advanced Research Computing

Advanced Research Computing

Research Computing

Digital information, computational and data-intensive methods have become vital to cutting-edge research across the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Research Computing is the innovative use of computer hardware and software to enhance research. At Durham University it underpins our scientific methods alongside theoretical and experimental approaches; providing insight where experiments may be too uncertain (biology/medicine), expensive (oil & gas), or impossible (extreme conditions).

Research computing includes High-Performance Computing (HPC) but is not limited to it, for example, it involves the storage and manipulation of large datasets. Contemporary applications are satellite images, the data pipelines from laboratory equipment such as sequencers and microscopes; visualisations of a virtual universe, the reconstruction of destroyed buildings, and Agent-Based Models of social interaction in large populations. As ARC we also support interrogation of datasets from broader society, environment and culture including Social Media and the Digital Tech Community.

The ARC Directorate provides researchers the link to computational expertise and resources and the catalyst for new research directions across all disciplines whether within the University or to external partners and organisations.

'A Celebration of Our Diverse Strengths in Research Computing'

Advanced Research Computing (ARC), the dedicated research computing support unit of Durham University, is to be officially launched by the Vice Chancellor at an evening reception on Wednesday 1st May in the Calman Learning Centre.

Prior to the reception, ARC are holding a symposium on the afternoon of Wednesday 1st May as "A Celebration of the University’s diverse strengths in Research Computing” starting at 12:45 with lunch and refreshments. A wide range of topics will be discussed, with colleagues from all Faculties & external partners sharing their expertise and contributing to the conversation. The symposium will be followed by the reception and poster session to allow for further networking and innovative discussions

Click here for more information and the registration link!

Contact details

Advanced Research Computing
The Lodge
Durham University
Lower Mountjoy
South Road
Tel: +44 (0) 191 33 42520