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Supercomputing Wales joins forces to develop next generation of Artificial Intelligence leaders

Supercomputing Wales will be at the forefront of the global revolution in Artificial Intelligence, after funding from the UK government to create one of 16 new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) in Artificial Intelligence.

Part of a £100m investment by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Centre is aimed at enabling a new generation of PhD students to use AI technology to improve healthcare, tackle climate change, analyse Big Data and create new commercial opportunities.

The UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Advanced Computing will be led by Swansea University’s Professor Gert Aarts of the Department of Physics, working with Supercomputing Wales and the Universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Bristol, and a range of external partners, including large multinationals and locally-based SMEs.

Supercomputing Wales attends SC18

Two senior members of Supercomputing Wales attended SC18 in Dallas to showcase the facilities and work being conducted by the programme.

Professor Martyn Guest and Dr Christine Kitchen gave presentations on how Supercomputing Wales delivers compute capacity to researchers across the country.

Around 400 attendees were present at Professor Guest’s presentation at the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting on 12 November. Further presentations were delivered at the conference, offering the opportunity to engage with suppliers and potential collaborators.

2018 marked the 30th anniversary of the conference of high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. The conference aims to celebrate the contributions of researchers and scientists to the field of HPC.

Over 13,070 people attended the conference, more than ever before.

Supercomputing Wales celebrates official launch at Senedd

Assembly Members, representatives from Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor and Aberystwyth universities and representatives from the suppliers Dell EMC and Atos celebrated the official launch of Supercomputing Wales at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Thursday 11 October.

Research Software Engineers (RSEs) from the consortium universities displayed posters at the event, detailing the work they are conducting using the supercomputing facilities, and delegates were provided with a selection of Case Studies.

The £15m programme has been funded with £9m through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government, which has been matched by a multi-million-pound investment from the university partners.

Professor Roger Whitaker, Academic Director for Supercomputing Wales said: “Supercomputing Wales will unlock the world-class research capabilities we have here in Wales, placing the country on a firm competitive footing worldwide.”

Supercomputing Wales infrastructure refresh

The new supercomputer hubs at Cardiff and Swansea serving the four consortium universities will be fully refreshed during the first half of 2018, with research teams across the consortium universities accessing the two hubs through high-speed network connections. In total, the facilities will consist of 13,000 cores connected to high speed memory and storage.

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Supercomputing Wales celebrates official launch at Senedd

Assembly Members, representatives from Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor and Aberystwyth universities and representatives from the suppliers Dell EMC and Atos celebrated the official launch of Supercomputing Wales at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Thursday 11 October. Research Software Engineers (RSEs) will work with researchers from across the consortium to develop algorithms and customised software that […]

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RSE Symposium

Over 30 members of the Supercomputing Wales team arrived in Cardiff in November 2017 to learn about the aims, objectives and best practices that have been set out for the Supercomputing Wales programme.

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Cardiff University
Trevithick Building
Cardiff
CF24 3AA
Wales

enquiries@supercomputing.wales