CORE is the result of an alliance between two of the world’s leading teaching and research institutions, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. Formed as a key component of the UK e-Infrastructure initiative led by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, CORE delivers business-ready High Performance Computing (HPC) and ‘big data’ solutions for industry and academia in the UK. CORE also has an important strategic partnership with the science and technology facilities council via the DiRAC national HPC facility, partly hosted at CORE.
CORE is a breakthrough initiative designed to deliver a world-class HPC and data analysis capability available to organisations of any size across the UK, providing easy access to the combined strength of the two institutions in hardware, software and know-how in HPC and data management.
Solutions offered include consultancy in the design, deployment, management and utilisation of HPC and large-scale data analytics, combined with HPC Cloud and data service provision, making use of the largest HPC infrastructure in the UK university sector. This combined capability is unique in the UK in its scale, depth and breadth of knowledge and, most importantly, in its business-ready solutions, which allow organisations to accelerate research and build real competitive advantage – as already proven by work undertaken for companies including Xyratex, Audio Analytic, Atomic Arts, Rolls-Royce and the Caterham F1 Team.