UNLOC provides researchers with the skills to succeed

21 November, 2016

An important aspect of all EPSRC programme grants is that of career development. Recently, UNLOC has had particular success in providing its researchers with the skills to progress. UNLOC provides early career researchers with the chance to lead state-of-the art projects in a collaborative environment, giving them the mentoring and experience needed to excel and develop skills and independence.

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Revolutionising data centre design

21 November, 2016

Since June 2016, members of UNLOC have been working with Microsoft to design a new optical switch scaling to more than 1000 ports for future large data centres. A switch of this kind would allow for far higher data rates and shorter, more predictable delays between racks of servers in data centres as well as simplified management and lower cost for the data centre network. Data centres are key to ensuring an efficient, low-delay, high-capacity cloud infrastructure, an infrastructure many of us rely on without thought every time we watch video-on-demand or do an online shop.

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