Centre for Novel Computing

The CNC is an interdisciplinary research activity 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 coupled models.


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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)

METAFOR Defining metadata to describe climate data and the models that produce it (EU FP7)
ISENES Developing infrastructure for European Earth System Models (EU FP7)
FLUME The Met Office's Next Generation Software Infrastructure

MSc courses

CNC staff teach on our School's MSc in Advanced Computer Science.


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 Graham Riley.

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