Our HPC (Viper) provides a large scale computing service for the purpose of supporting the research activity of the University of Hull.

Viper is based around the Linux operating system, which forms the vast majority of HPC installations world-wide.

To submit your work to Viper some familiarity with Linux would be needed.

Please view the following links for support and links to documentation:


Frequently asked questions regarding Viper.

Apply for an Account

Apply for an account on Viper.


View the wiki for general info, application info, training on how to use Viper and programming support.

HPC User Surgery

HPC User Surgery occurs every Wednesday at 10:00am, feel free to come along with any questions regarding Viper and HPC in general. For precise updates on the next User Surgery please view our Twitter.

HPC Research Software Engineering

With Viper we can provide software engineering expertise, for more RSE information on this area.

Information for Schools

If you are a school or college requiring more information for teaching and material.


Any questions e.g. arranging training, please email