The MidPlus regional High Performance Computing (HPC) resource was created in January 2012 with an investment of £2 million from EPSRC (through the E-infrastructure Interconnectivity call) and £1.5 million from the four partners - University of Warwick, University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham and Queen Mary, University of London.
The High Performance Computing services (compute) are provided by the University of Warwick and Queen Mary, University of London. The research data storage services are provided by the University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham. Both compute and storage services are shared between the four Universities in the MidPlus consortium.
The MidPlus HPC resource complements the University of Birmingham BEAR facilities (Birmingham Environment for Academic Research) and offers additional resources for demands that cannot be met locally.