Case Studies

STFC strives to  maximise the impact of our science and technology for the benefit of the UK and its people.
 
This is a vitally important at any time, but especially so now, given the challenges the UK faces to  maintain  the economy and the important role that science must play in this task.  
 

We continue to improve our approach to impact reporting

Code optimisation accelerates aero-engine innovation
13 November 2015
Code optimisation accelerates aero-engine innovation

The Hartree Centre’s high performance computing (HPC) capabilities are helping Rolls-Royce plc to model and improve component design in its world-renowned jet engines more rapidly and cost-effectively to maintain its competitive edge.

Transforming Daresbury into an IoT 'connected campus'
13 November 2015
Transforming Daresbury into an IoT 'connected campus'

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gains traction, the STFC Hartree Centre has demonstrated the opportunities and possibilities – plus its own relevant expertise – by turning Daresbury Laboratory into a ‘connected campus’.

Remote visualisation helps bring 'HPC for all' within reach
13 November 2015
Remote visualisation helps bring 'HPC for all' within reach

The Hartree Centre has helped Constelcom prove the feasibility of a remote data visualisation platform designed to make it easier for businesses to harness high performance computing (HPC) services.

The ESA BIC Harwell helps start-ups elevate their business
05 August 2015
The ESA BIC Harwell helps start-ups elevate their business

The team behind TravelAi turned to the ESA BIC Harwell to make a transformation into a scalable platform technology with global ambitions.

Mini hybrid camera improves tumour diagnosis
20 July 2015
Mini hybrid camera improves tumour diagnosis

STFC-funded hybrid technology, evolved from space physics, combines gamma and optical imaging to improve the accuracy of cancer diagnosis.

Funding research scientists to further product development
25 June 2015
Funding research scientists to further product development

The ESA BIC Harwell has part-funded a leading British scientist to assist SubTeraNDT in scaling down space technology to use in their innovative detector.

Using supercomputers to simulate brain activity
17 June 2015
Using supercomputers to simulate brain activity

Intense computing at the Hartree Centre is playing a pivotal role in the BrainFrame collaboration, which aims to enable in-depth computer simulations of brain function that are much faster and much cheaper to run.

Enabling new commercial opportunities
17 June 2015
Enabling new commercial opportunities

The Hartree Centre uses one of Mellanox’s products to enable its customers to work on its powerful supercomputing infrastructure simultaneously and privately.

Quicker simulations = better competitiveness
17 June 2015
Quicker simulations = better competitiveness

The Hartree Centre’s on-demand high performance computing (HPC) service enCORE, delivered by OCF, enabled small engineering consultancy QED Naval to run complex simulations four times faster than using in-house systems.

Predicting weather-related emergency blackspots
17 June 2015
Predicting weather-related emergency blackspots

The Hartree Centre’s world-class data analytics capabilities have helped KnowNow Information create a unique data resource designed to revolutionise emergency planning and response.

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