UH astronomers benefit from excellent local computing facilities.

In addition to the high-specification desktop or laptop machine provided to all researchers, we have a local Linux cluster with around 1400 computing cores. Over 500 Tb of fast central storage is available.

Computing projects pursued by UH astronomers include:

  • Studies of galaxy formation and evolution
  • Markov-Chain Monte Carlo parameter estimation
  • High-volume data reduction for surveys.
  • Numerical hydrodynamics

Our high-performance computing facilities are shared with the Centre for Atmospheric & Instrumentation Research (CAIR) and the School of Computer Science. Users internal to the University can get more information on this link.

All UK astronomers have access to the national supercomputing facility DiRAC.