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UK based world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, collaborating with industrial clients and research partners on projects that enable them to produce better outcomes, products and services, and to do that faster and cheaper than conventional R&D workflows. The organisation is looking for partners to utilise the infrastructure of supercomputers and data analysis to cooperate via outsourcing agreement, services agreement and/or subcontracting.
A world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation based in the UK, collaborating with industrial clients and research partners on projects that enable them to produce better outcomes, products and services, and to do that faster and cheaper than conventional R&D workflows. Expertise is available from computational scientists (incl. chemists, life scientists, and engineers), data scientists and software developers. Tools offered are intense computing platforms which enable ‘easy' access to one of the world's most powerful supercomputing and data analysis infrastructures dedicated to industrial R&D, including: petascale high performance computing, high throughput computing, hyperscale storage, data analytics clusters (rested, streaming, predictive and visual) and software.
• Collaborative R&D – Accelerating outcome based projects.
• Software development – Optimisation or software development focusing on higher resolution or ease of use.
• Platform as a service – Access multimillion pound capabilities at pence per core hour.
• Training and skills – Upskilling current workforce and training the next generation.
• Big Data Analytics – helping to maximise the potential from open data, helping to bring together other collaborators (if needed), as well as looking at business needs and developing demonstrators and proofs of concept.
• Manufacturing — Fast moving consumer goods companies are using modelling and simulation capabilities to aid the formulation of shampoo and laundry products, reducing the time to understand the colloidal structure of new formulations from months to days.
• Engineering — Modelling and simulation to carry out virtual crash tests, ensuring that e. g. a car is both lightweight and safe. It costs £500,000 to do a physical test of a car crash, but only £12 to run a virtual simulation, and it's fully repeatable.
• Energy — Optimising the catalyst used within fuel cells, to understand potential side reactions that could reduce the performance of the unit. This reduced the time to market and the need for expensive physical experiments.
• Finance — Optimising codes for new computing architectures, leading to calculations completed at 50 times the speed. This reduces risk and enables faster decision making.
• Automotive — Using the organisation's large scale visualisation systems to design better car interiors by building a physics model for light sources and reflective properties of the materials and surfaces used, allowing the company to design out any problem reflections in a driver's field of view.
• Nuclear — Running e. g. extremely large multi physics applications for advanced gas reactor power stations to provide insight into the flow of gas and subsequent distribution of heat. This is critical in assessing the operational lifetime of the reactor.
• Pharmaceuticals — Cooperation with companies to e. g. gain a better understanding of drug docking within a protein in a disease pathway by adding factors such as body temperature and water solvation to in-silico drug design.
• Healthcare — Bio informatics community to take an assembly code used to build new sequence information for plant and human DNA by restructuring the code to run on commodity.
The possibilities for infusing the UK organisation's capabilities into R&D workflows in a partner's business are almost limitless, whether it's a large corporate or an SME. The organisation is looking for partners to utilise the infrastructure of supercomputers and big data analysis to cooperate via outsourcing agreement, services agreement and/or subcontracting.
For the UK to compete in a global marketplace they must not only excel in technical capability, but also be better by design. This means fusing science, engineering and bespoke service to meet and exceed customer needs. Modelling, simulation and data analytics are essential to producing the next generation of innovative products and services.
‘easy' access to one of the world's most powerful supercomputing and data analysis infrastructures dedicated to industrial R&D includes facilities such as:
• Blue Joule – IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer with over 120,000 cores
• IBM data analytics platform for structured and unstructured data
• Field Programmable Gate Array system (FPGA)
• Blue Wonder – Intel based cluster with Intel Phi accelerators
• Novel cooled Intel system
• 8 PB of disk and 15 PB of tape storage
• 64bit ARM cluster'
Working with this UK R&D institution helps partners to design better products and services, improve their competitive position and develop cost-effective solutions faster, improving bottom line and time to market. The organisation is host to a collaborative ecosystem of multinational corporate blue-chips, SMEs, research institutes and universities, all carrying out research and development using some of the most advanced computing systems in the UK. This provides two forms of competitive advantage:
• Economies of scale – The organisation employs dedicated and full time business development managers, project managers, project scientists, software engineers and system administrators.
• Economy of scope – From quantum chemistry to climate change, the extensive range of application areas allows insights gained from one research problem to be applied to another.
Ultimately, combining world class facilities with access to expert computational scientists. Further, the UK organisation have all the credentials needed to be a perfect partner for collaborative research, in initiatives of every type and scale such as in Horizon 2020.
The organisation is looking to collaborate with high tech industrial clients and research partners in the following sectors: Aeronautics, Automotive, Energy & Nuclear, Engineering, Environment, Healthcare, Insurance, Life Sciences, Materials and Pharmaceuticals. As nearly every sector can benefit from intense computing and data analytics the sectors listed are not limited. Solving complex calculations faster than lightning, modelling complex scenarios simultaneously and efficiently processing vast quantities of data are capabilities that can create valuable insight to benefit many businesses.
This UK organisation bridges the gap between computational science research and industry to provide real value for businesses who want to make the most of data intensive computing. Whatever the R&D challenge is, this organisation will work with industrial clients and research partners to find a tailored solution - whether to e. g. investigate the viscosity of a new shampoo or assess the virtual design of a next generation supercar.
Projects undertaken by the organisation are managed within a quality management system that meets ISO 9001:2008 and is certified by the British Standards Institution (BSI).