Welcome to the High Performance Computing Special Interest Group


The HPC Special Interest Group aims to promote the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) and other forms of high end computing, such as high throughput computing (HTC) in academia, by members working together and promoting best practice in HPC provision, management and support. It also seeks to promote the uptake of HPC and HTC in industry through collaborations and consultancy between academia and industrial partners.

The HPC-SIG organises a range of meetings, events and workshops that are relevant to all current or potential providers of University HPC services. We are run by a committee of volunteers.


The HPC-SIG maintains links with a range of affiliated and related organisations in the UK and internationally.


Computational science is as a major driver for innovation across the research spectrum. In fields as diverse as pharmaceuticals and nanotechnology, High Performance Computing (HPC) has dramatically accelerated the delivery of scientific insights; simulation and modelling supplanting traditional experimental-based methods through their cost efficiency.