Computational Engineering

The Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering has utilised an award of £3M from the Science Research Infrastructure Fund (SRIF) to provide state-of-the-art research facilities.

The Centre has access to an advanced university computing facility which includes a state-of-the-art multi-processor super computer with virtual reality facilities and high-speed networking.

Current research includes a continuously expanding number of topics in the area of computational and applied mechanics.

Computational facilities

High Performance Computing
The College of Engineering has always maintained state-of-the-art computing facilities in order to support the leading edge research in the area of computational engineering. All of these facilities are available to researchers within the centre and for contract work to external clients.
Linux Cluster
The Linux cluster was installed in order to provide a performance increase for large parallel applications. It currently comprises:

  • 260 AMD Opteron 64-bit processor cores
  • Memory ranging from 2Gb - 8Gb per node
  • Myrinet interconnect for maximum communication performance