The National Center for High Performance Computing (UHeM) is located in Istanbul Technical University’s Ayazaga Campus. The center provides high performance computing (HPC) services to scientific, research and development projects. UHeM enables these services from its datacenter that houses its own hardware and software infrastructure
UHeM started as a project of National Center for High Performance Computing and used the acronym UYBHM, in 2004. This project was supported by the State Planning Organization. UYBHM started providing HPC and training services in late 2006. In 2010 the center was recognized as National Application and Research Center for High Performance Computing by a regulation published in the Official Gazette No. 27798 dated December 27, 2010 and changed its acronym to UHeM.
UHeM has allocated over 55 million CPU-hours of computing resources to 65 public institutions since 2006. The center has provided hardware and software infrastructure to 338 scientific projects and has organized 17 training events. More than 1000 participants have attended these training events.
The major scientific areas of the projects that have been using UHeM’s services can be listed as follows: climate and earth sciences, astrophysics, high energy and plasma physics, materials science and nanotechnology, molecular chemistry, life sciences and bioinformatics, computational fluid dynamics.