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Unilever adviser presents e-infrastructure wishlist

The UK needs internationally competitive software centres and postgraduates trained in e-science, a report submitted to government has recommended.

The report, commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, was compiled by Dominic Tildesley, vice-president for research and development at Unilever. It sets out a 10-year strategy for e-infrastructure in the UK, after warning that the country’s position in the area is under threat. Tildesley says that the world’s fastest super-computer in Japan is around 30 times more powerful than the UK’s HECToR, based at the University of Edinburgh.

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