The NES: Who we are and what we do
The National e-Infrastructure Service (NES) aims to facilitate UK research by providing access to a broad range of computational and data based resources.
The goal of the NES is to deliver a production quality e-infrastructure to support academic research across all Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in the UK.
We provide core services to enable collaborative access to computing and data resources in support of UK researchers.
The NES ensures that UK researchers can efficiently exploit computing facilities all across the globe. To make this possible we have developed partnerships with infrastructures in Europe, the USA, and elsewhere in the world.
The EU Competitiveness Council has identified provision of e-Infrastructure as crucial to the future success of EU economies in a global market place. To meet this demand the NES has established itself as the foremost provider of international e-infrastructure for the UK.
The NES is funded by JISC and EPSRC, and is led by the STFC e-Science Department. The e-Science department works in close conjunction with the University of Edinburgh, University of Manchester, University of Leeds (White Rose Grid Consortium), and the University of Oxford.