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University of Edinburgh

EPCC is the supercomputing centre at The University of Edinburgh. Established in 1990, it is one of Europe‟s largest and most successful supercomputing centres with a full time staff of 75, most educated to PhD level, and with an unrivalled array of HPC systems including the 24,000 core, 200 Teraflop Cray XT4 HECToR system. EPCC is a world-leader in High Performance Computing and works with a wide variety of partners. In addition to its role as an HPC service provider to academia, EPCC provides a wide variety of services to industry, with collaborative industrial projects representing 50% of the Centre‟s annual turnover (GBP4.5 million in FY07/08 excluding capital costs). These projects focus on the development of new products and services generally through the development of bespoke software solutions. The services EPCC offers to industry include HPC application design, development and re-engineering; HPC application performance optimisation; distributed computing consultancy and solutions (with a particular focus on Grid and Cloud computing); HPC facilities access; project management for software development; and data integration and data mining consultancy.

EPCC will utilise its software development and project management expertise to drive the adaption of Globus components within WP4. It will also contribute its experience of infrastructure provision to WP5 and the project in general.

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