The UK Government announced this week, that in addition to the ring-fenced science budget, ‘earmarked’ capital funding of £145m for High Performance Computing and e-infrastructure subject to approval of the full business case being developed by the Research Councils.
Universities and Science Minister David Willetts said:
“Significantly improving computing infrastructure is vital to driving growth and giving businesses the confidence to invest in the UK. It has the potential to significantly improve the design and manufacturing process, encouraging innovation across a whole range of sectors.
The investment will also be of enormous benefit to our world-class research base. It will enable universities to carry out highly sophisticated research and archive more data, keeping us at the very leading edge of science.”