ARCHER is the UK National Supercomputing Service. The ARCHER Service is:

  • A world-class supercomputer located and run at the University of Edinburgh.
  • An invaluable resource for researchers who study problems with a global impact.
  • Part of the PRACE initiative giving leading scientific users access to a European pool of supercomputers.

The ARCHER hardware consists of the Cray XC30 MPP supercomputer, external login nodes and postprocessing nodes, and the associated filesystems. There are 4920 compute nodes in ARCHER phase 2 and each compute node has two 12-core Intel Ivy Bridge series processors giving a total of 118,080 processing cores. Each node has a total of 64 GB of memory with a subset of large memory nodes having 128 GB.

ARCHER supports a diverse range of applications and simulation software. The major users of the system are materials scientists, climate scientists, physicists, engineers, and biosciences but we also support medical research, industrial simulations amongst many others. The expertise of ARCHER staff plays a key role in allowing researchers to exploit the computing power available to gain the insights required and drive their investigations forward.

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  • ARCHER CSE Performance Data and Service Report: Q2 2016 

    Turner, Andrew; Simpson, Alan; Smith, Lorna; Henty, David; Johnson, Chris; Guo, Xu
    Data from SAFE (https://www.archer.ac.uk/safe) and Quarter 2 2016 Service Report from ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Service. These contain data on usage and performance of the ARCHER CSE Service for Quarter ...
  • ARCHER CSE Performance Data and Service Report: Q2 2016 

    Turner, Andrew; Simpson, Alan; Henty, David; Smith, Lorna; Guo, Xu; Collis, Toni; Johnson, Chris
    Data from SAFE (https://www.archer.ac.uk/safe) and Quarter 2 2016 Service Report from ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Service. These contain data on usage and performance of the ARCHER CSE Service for Quarter ...
  • ARCHER CSE Performance Data and Service Report: Q3 2015 

    Turner, Andrew; Simpson, Alan; Smith, Lorna; Collis, Toni; Henty, David; Guo, Xu; Johnson, Chris
    Data from SAFE (https://www.archer.ac.uk/safe) and Quarter 3 2015 Service Report from ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Service. These contain data on usage and performance of the ARCHER CSE Service for Quarter ...
  • ARCHER CSE Performance Data and Service Report: Q4 2015 

    Turner, Andrew; Simpson, Alan; Smith, Lorna; Henty, David; Collis, Toni; Guo, Xu; Johnson, Chris
    Data from SAFE (https://www.archer.ac.uk/safe) and Quarter 4 2015 Service Report from ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Service. These contain data on usage and performance of the ARCHER CSE Service for Quarter ...
  • ARCHER CSE Performance Data and Service Report: Q1 2016 

    Turner, Andrew; Simpson, Alan; Smith, Lorna; Henty, David; Collis, Toni; Guo, Xu; Johnson, Chris
    Data from SAFE (https://www.archer.ac.uk/safe) and Quarter 1 2016 Service Report from ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Service. These contain data on usage and performance of the ARCHER CSE Service for Quarter ...
  • ARCHER CSE Performance Data and Service Report: Q2 2015 

    Henty, David; Turner, Andrew; Simpson, Alan; Smith, Lorna; Guo, Xu; Johnson, Chris; Collis, Toni
    Data from SAFE (https://www.archer.ac.uk/safe) and Quarter 2 2015 Service Report from ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Service. These contain data on usage and performance of the ARCHER CSE Service for Quarter ...
  • ARCHER CSE Performance Data and Service Report: Q1 2015 

    Henty, David; Guo, Xu; Smith, Lorna; Simpson, Alan; Johnson, Chris; Turner, Andrew
    Data from SAFE (https://www.archer.ac.uk/safe) and Quarter 1 2015 Service Report from ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Service. These contain data on usage and performance of the ARCHER CSE Service for Quarter ...
  • ARCHER SP Quarterly Report 4Q 2014 

    Simpson, Alan; Beech-Brandt, Jo; Turner, Andy; Brown, Mike; Booth, Stephen
    ARCHER National Supercomputing Service SP Quarterly Report for Q4 2014 and associated dataset
  • ARCHER SP Quarterly Report 2Q 2014 

    Simpson, Alan; Sim, Liz; Turner, Andy; Brown, Mike
    ARCHER National Supercomputing Service SP Quarterly Report for Q2 2014 and associated dataset
  • ARCHER SP Quarterly Report 1Q 2014 

    Simpson, Alan; Sim, Liz; Turner, Andy; Brown, Mike
    ARCHER National Supercomputing Service SP Quarterly Report for Q1 2014 and associated dataset
  • ARCHER SP Quarterly Report 3Q 2014 

    Simpson, Alan; Sim, Liz; Turner, Andy; Brown, Mike
    ARCHER National Supercomputing Service SP Quarterly Report for Q3 2014 and associated dataset
  • ARCHER Annual Report 2014 

    Simpson, Alan; Beech-Brandt, Jo; Booth, Stephen; Turner, Andy; Beech-Brandt, Jason; Jordan, Steve; Brown, Mike; Henty, David; Smith, Lorna
    ARCHER National Supercomputing Service Annual Report for 2014 and associated dataset
  • ARCHER Annual Survey Report 2014 

    Turner, Andrew
    Report and data from ARCHER (UK National HPC Service) annual user survey
  • ARCHER CSE Performance Data and Service Report: Q2 2014 

    Turner, Andrew; Simpson, Alan; Henty, David; Smith, Lorna; Johnson, Chris; Guo, Xu
    Data from SAFE (https://www.archer.ac.uk/safe) and Quarter 2 2014 Service Report from ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Service. These contain data on usage and performance of the ARCHER CSE Service for Quarter ...
  • ARCHER CSE Performance Data and Service Report: Q4 2014 

    Turner, Andrew; Simpson, Alan; Smith, Lorna; Henty, David; Johnson, Chris; Guo, Xu
    Data from SAFE (https://www.archer.ac.uk/safe) and Quarter 4 2014 Service Report from ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Service. These contain data on usage and performance of the ARCHER CSE Service for Quarter ...
  • ARCHER CSE Performance Data and Service Report: Q3 2014 

    Turner, Andrew; Simpson, Alan; Smith, Lorna; Henty, David; Johnson, Chris; Guo, Xu
    Data from SAFE (https://www.archer.ac.uk/safe) and Quarter 3 2014 Service Report from ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Service. These contain data on usage and performance of the ARCHER CSE Service for Quarter ...
  • ARCHER CSE Performance Data and Service Report: Q1 2014 

    Simpson, Alan; Turner, Andrew; Johnson, Chris; Smith, Lorna; Guo, Xu; Henty, David
    Data from SAFE (https://www.archer.ac.uk/safe) and Quarter 1 2014 Service Report from ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Service. These contain data on usage and performance of the ARCHER CSE Service for quarter ...