Fantastic Voyages in a Virtual World

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Data visualization, virtual reality (VR) and mixed/augmented reality (MR/AR) technologies offer exciting opportunities for researchers to explore and understand their research data. Prominent in the news and rapidly evolving, the technology is finally having a massive impact. Research IT has identified this as a largely untapped potential within the research environment and is now formally announcing vDAL – The Visualization And Data Analysis Laboratory.

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Using Research IT Resources for CFD

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Find out how a research group in the School of MACE are using our HPC resources in conjunction with those at The Hartree Centre, to help Unilever tackle business challenges and to develop new and better products.

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Focus on Digital Health and Digital Humanities

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Many University of Manchester researchers were users of N8 HPC and the computational resource, Polaris.  Polaris was switched off at the end of July and N8 HPC has now been relaunched as N8 Centre of Excellence for Computationally Intensive Research (N8 CIR).

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Research IT Infrastructure Investment

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There is a lot of activity in Research IT regarding investment in research IT infrastructure and the Research Lifecycle Programme.  It can all get a bit confusing!  We have put together a summary of the current position regarding investment and workshop outcomes which we hope you will find useful.

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Hair Rendering at the Research IT Data Vis Lab

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Girish Ramesh from the Textiles and Apparel Group in the School of Materials was one of the first users of our prototype Visualization and Data Analysis Laboratory (vDAL).  He used the powerful machines to visualise hair as part of his PhD and also as part of the prestigious Google Summer of Code.

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