About us

HPC Midlands is an EPSRC Regional Centre of Excellence for High Performance Computing. The Centre is based around remote access to a 3,008 core supercomputer, Hera, hosted securely on the Loughborough University Science & Enterprise Parks. We add unlimited technical support and a network of local experts in software development, computer-aided design, product prototyping, research analysis and funding to make innovation possible regardless of prior experience.

With high-speed interconnect and big-data disk storage capability Hera is designed to achieve rapid results on small or large scale computational problems and encourage more ambitious modelling and simulation. Clients include universities, research organisations and private industry across the country who are achieving market opportunities faster and cheaper than ever before.

Who We Are


Professor Steven Kenny, DirectorProf Steven Kenny

Contact Steven with your comments about the importance of accessible, affordable and dependable HPC services for the future of UK innovation.


Bull - RVB - Negatif

Bull (an Atos Company), Client Technical Support

Clients can contact Tech Support free of charge at any time during their contract.




HPC Midlands is managed by the Loughborough University Enterprise Office and housed at the Loughborough Science and Enterprise Park.

Whether you are a multi-national or a local enterprise from the private, public or charity sector, working with Loughborough University can help your company to find the collaboration, consultant or advanced facility necessary to help you innovate, expand or improve performance.


HPC Midlands is governed by a Management Board of well experienced HPC users from research and industry.

Local Experts

As a cutting-edge technology utilised by a wide range of industries it is understandable that many companies need support in developing projects fully capable of  high-performance computing’s innovative potential.

As a Loughborough University facility HPC Midlands is in a unique position to tap into the regions greatest localisation of expertise in engineering, manufacturing, energy, and life sciences among many other fields. In addition to field-specialised expertise the University has a wealth of staff and external contacts knowledgeable in software development, computer-aided modelling and simulation, product prototyping, parallel programming and HPC optimisation, and big data analysis.

The University also makes available to industry a wide suite of advanced technologies for everything from rapid physical prototyping to data visualisation.

Contact us for more information on getting connected with an expert.