Using supercomputers

Modelling complex science from microscale to macroscale behaviour demands state-of-the-art computing facilities.

Our computer scientists harness the latest technologies in high performance computing (HPC) for use in a number of scientific and engineering applications. Combined with Plasma Physics and Hydrodynamics, HPC provides three-dimensional modelling and simulation capabilities to support our research into the performance and reliability of a nuclear warhead.

Our latest supercomputer, Damson, is one of the most advanced in the world. It enables us to meet the increasing demand for executing complex scientific simulations to certify nuclear warheads.

Damson can perform 4.3 million billion calculations every second, nearly doubling the amount of computing power available to our scientists and engineers. That approximately equates to every inhabitant on Earth each doing a million calculations per second!

Exploring how materials behave

The work we do demands a deep technical understanding of how materials behave when subjected to a wide range of conditions.

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