New Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation

A significant investment of £210m over 5 years into the new Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation. It will bring together world-leading expertise with innovative artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing technology, enabling the public and private sectors access to cutting edge computing that will aid breakthroughs in discovery and innovation.

It has been jointly-funded by the UK government (£172m)and IBM Research (£38m) and will further increase the critical mass of expertise and resources in the Hartree Centre facility on the Sci-Tech Daresbury campus, as well as enabling funding, collaboration and training opportunities for UK businesses to develop and implement new innovative solutions based on these cutting-edge technologies.

The Hartree Centre will also host IBM’s second Discovery Accelerator, and the first outside the USA. Its objectives will be to fundamentally advance the pace of discovery through the use of high performance computing on the hybrid cloud, AI and quantum computing technologies. 

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