Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC)Central area campus
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Rank: 15 (TCUG)
Location: Central area campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: -
Duration: 36 months
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The University of Edinburgh evaluation:
11.9 : 1
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Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) offers the opportunity to study for a PhD in areas related to high performance computing, software sustainability and data intensive computing.Founded in 1990, EPCC is one of the leading supercomputing centres in Europe and a major provider of training in high performance computing. EPCC's expertise includes advanced research, technology transfer, commercial consultancy and the provision of supercomputer services to academia and business.EPCC hosts an exceptional collection of high-performance and novel computing facilities including ARCHER, the UK's primary academic research supercomputer. We also host the UK Research Data Facility, a large data storage and analysis platform for active research data associated with computational science. Other facilities include multicore, Xeon Phi and GPU machines.EPCC has a team of experienced researchers with a wealth of expertise in the latest technologies.Our computing research covers: software for future HPC systems, modelling and simulation, performance characterisation and benchmarking, and developing national and international HPC services.We are working on several Big Data research projects, ranging from earthquake prediction and astronomical data analysis to the development of international data infrastructure for managing today's immense growth in data generation.Our software specialists have an impressive portfolio of projects, including many industrial applications. We work at the forefront of the field, for example through our leadership of the UK's Software Sustainability Institute, ensuring that today's new software continues to be improved and supported in the future.
Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.
IELTS: 6.5 (at least 6 in each)
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About this university
International students arriving in Edinburgh can access various help and assistance to integrate with their new community. This starts at the International Student Centre where advice and assistance is available with fees and finance as well as legal matters such as immigration advice and visas. There is also a number of events organised by the ISC including weekly themed nights representing different countries and subsidized trips around the country. There are also campus wide events such as International Evening and the International Desserts Night to help students bring their own culture to others. The Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) is the combination of the unions and the Student Representative Council and has buildings around the campus including Teviot Row House, Potterrow, Kings Buildings House and the Pleasance. Teviot Row House has claims as the oldest purpose built student union building in the world. EUSA is responsible for some 250 societies for students to become involved with outside the classroom. Edinburgh itself is an important centre for the performing arts, particularly comedy, amateur and fringe theatre and numerous groups within the university are involved in this area. The Theatre Company was founded in 1896 and the Drama Society runs Bedlam Theatre, the oldest student run theatre in the UK. There is a weekly newspaper produced by students along with an independent publication and an alternative music radio station. In sports, there are 67 clubs ranging from rugby and football to judo and gliding.