Physical Sciences & Engineering

PHYSICAL SCIENCES & ENGINEERING

Building for the future

Work carried out in the physical sciences and engineering can have a vast impact on us all. Whether asking big questions, tackling problems such as climate change & energy usage, or just making our everyday lives run more smoothly, the application of innovative computational technology makes a real difference.

The Centre works with a wide range of partners from departments within the University; with industrial collaborators; and on large scale, high-profile, international projects. The multidisciplinary nature of the Centre puts us in a unique position to bring tools, techniques, technologies and expertise to areas as diverse as astronomy, biochemistry and energy supply.   

Investigating how the latest many-core technologies can deliver energy and cost efficiency in the area of radio astronomy HPC

How can exploiting information from smart meters benefit both energy suppliers & their customers? ADEPT looks to answer this question...

How can exploiting information from smart meters can benefit both energy suppliers & their customers? ADEPT looks to answer this question... - See more at: http://oerc.versantus.co.uk/collaborations/energy-environment#sthash.uAu...
How can exploiting information from smart meters can benefit both energy suppliers & their customers? ADEPT looks to answer this question... - See more at: http://oerc.versantus.co.uk/collaborations/energy-environment#sthash.uAu...
How can exploiting information from smart meters can benefit both energy suppliers & their customers? ADEPT looks to answer this question... - See more at: http://oerc.versantus.co.uk/collaborations/energy-environment#sthash.uAu...

Do you want to find out more about our work in the physical sciences and engineering? Interested in collaborating with us? Then get in touch...

Current Projects

OPS
The OPS project is developing an open-source framework for the execution of multi-block structured mesh applications on clusters of GPUs or multi-core CPUs.
Investigating the latest many-core technologies for delivering energy and cost efficient radio astronomy HPC.
The ARTEMIS group in Oxford design, develop and exploit real-time processors for the discovery of pulsars and Fast Radio Bursts, using many-core technology and intelligent algorithms.

Past Projects

Existing electricity distribution management systems (DMS) have been designed using operational and algorithmic procedures that are highly centralised.
The Oxford e-Research Centre has a 96 core Dell cluster installed with MS Cluster Compute Server version 1. The cluster is arranged with both thick (quad dual core) nodes and thin (dual dual core) nodes.
This pilot will deliver a public-private hybrid cloud architecture and two demonstrators providing higher level services for the support of research.
Developing bio-image analysis and processing solutions for the University of Oxford, across physics, biochemistry, biology, engineering &computer science.
OP2
The OP2 project is developing an open-source framework for the execution of unstructured grid applications on clusters of GPUs or multi-core CPUs.
The purpose of CRISP is to create synergies and develop common solutions for an initial group of eleven European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure preparatory phase projects in the field of Physics, Astronomy, and Analytical Facilities.
Algorithms and Software for Emerging Architectures (ASEArch) is a new EPSRC-funded Collaborative Computational Project (CCP), led by the Oxford e-Research Centre, in collaboration with Bristol University and STFC staff at both Daresbury and RAL.
“How complicated can, or should, a dynamic electricity tariff be?” ADEPT looks at how information smart meters might potentially be exploited to the advantage of both network operator & customer.
Many situations require traceable accuracy of data when it passes from the provider to different analysis communities. MyTrustedCloud is working with energy suppliers to construct a prototype of trust-capable cloud infrastructure