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Research across Wales supported by supercomputing facilities

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Research across Wales supported by supercomputing facilities

Supercomputing Wales provides access to powerful computing facilities to high-profile science and innovation projects across Wales, with the aim of capturing more research funding, increasing scientific partnerships, creating highly-skilled research jobs and supporting collaborations with industrial and other partners.

The Wales Gene Park at Cardiff University takes advantage of the facilities, helping to advance its cutting-edge research that provides understanding, diagnosis and treatment of a wide-range of inherited diseases and cancer. At Swansea University, the facilities are used to generate global information needed for weather forecasting and improve models of the climate, with algorithms developed by the University used by the UK Met Office as part of its daily forecast. At Aberystwyth University, the facilities are used to support research projects including DNA sequencing for plant breeding, and the ‘Big Data’ challenges of earth observations, with the facilities used to analyse high-resolution satellite imagery to assess land cover and vegetation; whilst at Bangor University, the facilities support tidal energy and oceanographic projects, with opportunities for interaction with the ERDF funded SEACAMS 2 project.

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Supercomputing Wales
Data Innovation Research Institute
Cardiff University
Trevithick Building
Cardiff
CF24 3AA
Wales