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Archer supercomputer allows modelling "from quantum-scale to earth-scale"

An image from a simulation of a bacterial ion channel that impacts antibiotic effectiveness. Archer – which is owned by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Natural Environment Research Council and housed at Edinburgh university’s Advanced Computing Facility – is used by researchers to model processes, “from quantum-scale to earth-scale”. Archer is used by academics to carry out scientific modelling using standard software packages on the supercomputer. Archer can also be used to develop software packages for scientific use, scaling them from those developed on smaller systems.

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