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Supercomputing Wales celebrates official launch at Senedd

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 harnesses the power of the supercomputing facilities, to perform multiple computational tasks simultaneously at very high speeds.

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 Biagio Lucini from Swansea University said: “This is a significant investment that represents a major step forward for Wales, contributing towards its competitiveness in science, engineering and innovation.”

Gavin Thomson Senior Vice President, Big Data & Security UK&I, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Atos said: “We are delighted to be involved with Supercomputing Wales to create the world’s first Supercomputing Centre of Excellence. Together, working with our technology partner Dell EMC we are helping to build on Wales’ ambitions of becoming a dynamic and world-class digital economy. The country is well on its way to achieving this aspiration, and this will only accelerate Wales’s position as a leader in supercomputing research.”

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