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High Performance Computing (HPC) generally refers to the practice of combining computing power in a way that delivers much higher performance than one could get out of a typical desktop computer or workstation in order to solve large problems in science, engineering, or business.

The HPC at University of Greenwich is built on the 64 bit Centos Linux operating system, with high speed Omni-Path interconnects designed to be used with MPI compatible applications. The HPC is currently being used by researchers in computational chemistry, analysis of DNA and bioinformatics.

Key Service Information

Features and Benefits

  • The High Performance Computing (HPC) service offers researchers in the University access to a computing service which is dedicated to solving numerically intensive programming problems.
  • It is provided by a Linux cluster.
  • The workload on the cluster is managed by scheduling software.
  • Substantial storage is available on the cluster


For details on the usage and access to the HPC system, please visit the HPC area


    Support hours:

    09.00 - 17.00 weekdays other than University and Bank Holidays

    User service issues:

    Any dissatisfaction with the service should be addressed in the first instance to the IT Service Desk:
    Telephone: 020 8331 7555, visit the IT Service Desk pages or you may also submit a query online

Help & further information

Further information, current usage, technical specification and details of applications available on the HPC area