During the REF period, the School led the establishment of the £5.0M, Kelvin-2 Tier-2 high performance computing centre (EPSRC, £2.1M). The platform offers 8000 Dell-based cores and 32 specialist graphics processing units with a high performance 2 Petabyte of scratch storage, interconnected via a high-speed network with low running costs. An Imaging and Patterning Centre has been established (EPSRC, £1.8M).
This has facilitated the purchase of a £420k Nanoscribe Laser Lithography and 3D Printing System allowing structures with submicron precision to be created; and direct writing into photoresist for 2D patterning at a scale between that of conventional photolithography and e-beam lithography.
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