Welcome to the CNC
The CNC is an interdisciplinary research group which was
established in 1990 and is based in the
School of Computer
Science at the
University of Manchester. We form part of the School's
Software Systems Group. Our research is application-motivated
with a mission to investigate techniques, and develop associated
tools, for support of high performance computing with a focus
on shared parallel resources.
Our research is in the areas of parallelisation and performance
tuning of performance-critical applications (performance
engineering) and the flexible composition and deployment of
The CNC is developing the
Bespoke Framework Generator (BFG) Coupling System.
||The UM Dynamical Core project (Met Office/NERC-funded). The original meaning of 'Gung-ho' derives from the Chinese for 'working together harmoniously'
||Enhancing robustness and model integration for the assessment of global environmental change (EU FP7)
||Defining metadata to describe climate data and the models that produce it (EU FP7)
||Developing infrastructure for European Earth System Models (EU FP7)
The Met Office's Next Generation
The CNC holds a seminar on Tuesday lunchtimes.
forthcoming seminars are updated regularly.
Consultancy CNC members have consulted for several clients,
including: Fujitsu, Dell, The Met Office, Sharc and Atmos
International. If you are interested in our consultancy services
please contact us.
CNC staff teach on two MSc courses:
- Feb 2011 Gung Ho!, the UM New Dynamics project commences (Met Office/NERC)
- Dec 2010 ERMITAGE EU project commences
- Dec 2009 OMII proposal "Enhancing CIAS" is funded
- Aug 2009 CNC receives best paper award
- Apr 2009 The Met Office become an industrial partner
- Mar 2009 ISENES EU project is funded