Computational Modelling Group

Software Sustainability Institute

Simon Hettrick

A national facility for cultivating world-class research through software

Software helps researchers to enhance their research, and improve the speed and accuracy of their results. The Software Sustainability Institute can help you introduce software into your research or improve the software you already use.

The Institute is based at the universities of Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and Southampton, and draws on a team of experts with a breadth of experience in software development, project and programme management, research facilitation, publicity and community engagement.

We help people build better software, and we work with researchers, developers, funders and infrastructure providers to identify key issues and best practice in scientific software.


Algorithms and computational methods: Distributed computing

Visualisation and data handling methods: Data Management

Software Engineering Tools: Eclipse, Emacs, gdb, Git, Mercurial, SVN, Trac, Vim

Programming languages and libraries: C, C++, Fortran, Java, Matlab, Python, R

Computational platforms: Cloud computing, HPCx, Iridis, Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Azure, Windows

Transdisciplinary tags: Computer Science, e-Research, Education, HPC, Scientific Computing, Software Engineering