HECToR is the UK's new high-end computing resource, funded by the Research Councils and available for researchers at UK universities.
HECToR (High-End Computing Terascale Resource) is the UK's front-line national supercomputing service.
The first Phase of HECToR (High-End Computing Terascale Resource) was opened in October, 2007. It is a Cray XT4-based system with a peak performance of around 60 Tflops, and it is located at the University of Edinburgh's Advanced Computing Facility (ACF). The next stage of the project, planned for October 2009, will take the peak performance up to 250 Tflops. A third phase is planned for 2011.
HECToR is provided by the HECToR Partners, a consortium of organisations of international standing, with many years of experience in this field.
You can track the development of HECToR through our press releases. The What's On section includes the timetable for the implementation of HECToR, as well as other events in the world of HPC. And there's a selection of HECToR pictures in our Gallery.
HECToR is a public project, funded by the UK Government. In our Reports section you will find our monthly, quarterly and annual reports, showing what those funds have provided.
Finally, in the Policies section we provide the policies and other documents which will be the basis of the way we work.
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