About N8 HPC

N8 HPC is building on the academic strengths and collaborative commitment of the N8 Research Partnership – an established partnership of the most research-intensive universities in the North of England. N8 HPC currently offers a shared ‘Tier 2’ HPC facility underpinning world-class research, enabling collaborations between institutions and creating the opportunity to engage more effectively with business and the community. Overall, this is a step-change in the computing capability and capacity available to leading researchers in the N8 universities, providing a platform for sharing methodological and technical expertise, and creating new opportunities for business-facing collaborative research.


N8 HPC currently operates one facility called Polaris.

N8 HPC Partners

N8 HPC is built upon the academic strengths of the eight most research intensive universities in the North of England.


N8 HPC can offer a range of expertise in the form of assistance and training.


N8 HPC is governed by a number of groups embedded within each of the N8 Universities.

Acknowledge N8 HPC

When N8 HPC has been used to generate datasets or research papers, we would be grateful if we could be acknowledged.  Please see our Acknowledgement page for further information.