EPCC is one of Europe's premier High Performance Computing (HPC) centres. Based at the University of Edinburgh EPCC was founded in 1990, since its inception, EPCC has acted as a focal point for expertise in high performance and novel computing, and more recently in Big Data and High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA). The Centre is built on three key foundations: the hosting, provision and management of high performance computing (HPC) and data facilities for British and European academia and business; research and consultancy to support the computing activities of those organisations; and a unique project-based consultancy activity that provides bespoke novel and high performance software solutions to academia, industry and commerce.
UK & Europe
The Edinburgh International Data Facility brings together regional, national and international datasets to create new products, services, and research. It is funded by the UK and Scottish Governments under the Data Driven Innovation Programme of the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal.
Infrastructures and services
EIDF provides a novel blend of computing and data management services and offers bespoke customisation and service co-creation for researchers and innovators. Infrastructure includes a private Data Science cloud environment, access to world class HPC infrastructure, AI acceleration hardware and over >100 PB of Data Storage. EIDF provides computing services designed for data science. We offer a range of services from scalable notebooks, through data science desktops to specialist compute platforms, including Europe's first Cerebras CS1 large-scale AI engine. EIDF provides management services for the archiving and re-use of data. Our archiving service offers long-term storage and preservation for the DDI programme's data assets, while our growing analytics-ready collection makes data available for researchers and innovators. EIDF also provides a range of security environments for data analysis and archive services: standard; protected data access; and safe haven. Safe havens create trusted research environments that can be tailored to meet the needs of data controllers and information governance.