High Performance and Cloud computing

Is your code running too slow on your laptop? Or are you unable to process large datasets? Do you need a professional sparring partner to discuss high-end computing solutions for your research project? Reach out to the Research Engineering team for consultancy on High Performance Computing (HPC) and cloud solutions.

What is HPC?

High Performance Computing (HPC) refers to the practice of aggregating computing power in a way that delivers much higher performance than one could get out of a typical desktop computer or workstation in order to solve large problems. For UU researchers, there are many platforms available that provide increased computing power, including supercomputers, cloud providers and VRE services. These platforms vary in terms of user friendliness, compute power, software availability and security. They are available within UU, the national SURF facilities or commercial providers. Based on our user experience of the platforms, we can help you define requirements for the best compute solutions and suggest routes to obtain access and funding.

In this article you can read how High Performance Computing helped PhD Mariana Simões during her research. Or listen to this podcast (only in Dutch) about a former Utrecht University student who has transcribed 100,000 podcasts using the supercomputer Snellius. Listen via this link: Hoe we een supercomputer alle Nederlandse podcasts hebben laten luisteren en opschrijven | KRO-NCRV

What we can do for you: 

  • Consultancy and support on choosing a suitable computing platform
  • Getting access to computing platforms
  • Consultancy and support when applying for funding
  • Giving support when getting started with computing platforms
  • Adapting your code and data for use on computing platforms

For whom?

All researchers and students at Utrecht University. From first-time users to experienced research groups.

SURFsara credits

We provide a limited number of free credits (up to 10.000) for the national HPC and Cloud systems at SURFsara (Snellius and Research Cloud). These credits are meant for project start-ups, testing purposes and small research projects. To apply for credits, book an intake meeting below.

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