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Supercomputer to boost health research    

A new supercomputer hosted at the University of Leeds is set to transform health research in the North of England.

The Health eResearch Centre (HeRC) machine is one of the first large memory computers to be deployed for healthcare research in the UK. It has 1,000 times more memory and over 100 times more power than a standard desktop computer.

By increasing the computing muscle available to health researchers across the North’s leading research universities, it will speed up analysis vital to fighting disease and allow much more ambitious projects to be undertaken.

HeRC will be hosted in the same facility at the University of Leeds as the existing N8 High Performance Computer (N8 HPC), run by the N8 group of northern research-intensive universities.

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The computer will be available to research teams in the N8 universities: Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.

Supercomputer to boost health research

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