Construction work is about to start on a £30m supercomputing centre at Sci-Tech Daresbury.
The new centre is part of the £210m Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation (HNCDI), comprising £172m in Government funding via UK Research and Innovation and a £38m in-kind contribution from IBM.
Planning and preparatory work complete
The planning and preparatory work of the new start-of-the-art 33,000 sq ft supercomputing centre is now complete and building work is imminent.
Several of the key partners in the project used the 60th anniversary of the Daresbury Laboratory on Thursday (July 14th) to take part in a photoshoot to mark the milestone.
Bringing together world-leading expertise
The Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation is bringing together world-leading expertise with innovative artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing technology, giving the public and private sectors access to cutting-edge computing that will aid breakthroughs in discovery and innovation.
The joint programme between the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and IBM, will expand to include 60 additional scientists, to join the 130 existing staff within the Hartree Centre, which is part of STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory at Sci-Tech Daresbury.
The new supercomputing centre will build on the ground-breaking research carried out at Daresbury Laboratory since 1962, which has helped in the creation of new cancer therapies, cleaner fuel and energy.