University of Bath

Using the High Performance Computing service

We provide a range of support and consultancy services to help users of all skill levels use the HPC for research.

The Balena HPC room
Once granted access to the Balena HPC you can log in remotely using a secure network

Access HPC and use it for your research

All researchers and academics can gain access to this service. Undergraduate students may be granted access to this as part of a final year project. Your departmental champion will discuss your needs and arrange access. Once access has been granted you can follow our guide to log in and get started.

We also offer a paid-for premium service which can be costed on research grants, in line with our policies. This allows larger jobs to be run, with higher priority. If you wish to find out more about the premium service please contact the HPC support team.

Use your current software on the HPC

Find out what software applications are available for use, including Ansys, Caffe, Matlab, R, Python, ParaView, Stata, VASP, or you can request a new software be set up. This means that applications which are running too slowly on your desktop or laptop can be run more quickly on the HPC service.

Getting training and support

Researchers and academics come to us from a variety of backgrounds. We provide support and consultancy services to help you get the most out of our service. You can book on to our introductory training course or contact us for help; we can give you advice on a range of topics, including:

  • creating job scripts and troubleshooting issues
  • optimising software performance and streamlining data processes
  • meeting current and future research challenges