Advanced Research Computing

Advanced Research Computing (ARC) manages services to meet the specialist computing needs of researchers and their collaborators

Part of Infrastructure Services in IT Services, the team provides powerful computing systems and tightly-coupled, fast data storage to meet the challenges of research in a whole range of academic disciplines. With over 300 applications built for both HPC and Cloud platforms, the team supports traditional analysis, simulation, modelling and visualisation as well as the latest innovative techniques e.g. using AI

Together, the services the team deliver form BEAR, the Birmingham Environment for Academic Research. Importantly, BEAR includes guidance and a range of support options for researchers alongside the leading technology solutions.


Head of Advanced Research Computing
John Owen

Tel: 0121 414 6808


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