Shape the future of UK large-scale compute

Article type: Survey
author Digital Security
by Design


The UK is gearing up for an exascale-era computing revolution. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is working closely with DSIT to deliver the recommendations of the Future of Compute review and is continuing to develop our Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) programme. As part of these activities, UKRI are looking to further improve large-scale compute capacities to supercharge research and innovation across the country. Your input is needed.

The survey is designed to capture the needs and priorities of potential users like you. Your insights will guide the design and capabilities of this world-class large-scale compute resource, ensuring it meets the diverse demands of UK research and industry.

Who should complete this survey?

  • Researchers from any field – from astrophysics to medicine, engineering to social sciences.
  • Industry professionals in any sector – from pharmaceuticals to manufacturing, finance to creative industries.
  • Both current and potential users of large-scale compute, including those without experience using these tools.

The survey is short, clear, and only takes 10 minutes of your time. It covers:

  • Your current research or industry needs: Tell us what kind of computational challenges you face.
  • Desired applications and capabilities: Share the software, tools, and functionalities you most need.
  • Accessibility and support: How can we make the large-scale compute system easy and efficient for everyone to use?
  • Community priorities: Let us know what matters most to you in the UK large-scale compute landscape.

Why your views matter

  • Shape the future of UK large-scale compute: Your input will help guide development of this vital national resource.
  • Boost your research or business: Gain access to unparalleled computing power for your projects.
  • Stay informed: Be among the first to know about the latest compute developments in the UK and have the opportunity to contribute further through a user forum.

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