Welcome from the CEO

29/01/13

In 2012 we opened for business with a Fujitsu Primergy Westmere distributed supercomputing network, an IBM Analytics system and a pan-Wales network of technical and outreach staff. By year end our Research and Innovation Institute established nearly 60 collaborative projects involving academics and businesses from engineering, energy and environment, life sciences and ICT sectors. Our Skills Academy carried out over 50 workshops and trained nearly 500 researchers and innovators in the art of high performance computing. We also taught 160 degree students on University courses.

We have made a good start and aim to build on this in 2013. When the Fujitsu Primergy Sandy Bridge installation is completed in April, Wales will have the third largest HPC centre in the UK and will rank in the top one hundred facilities globally. Whether you are a researcher in academia or an innovator in business we would like to hear from you and evaluate how we might be able to help give you quality outputs, increase your competitiveness, or help you improve your personal high performance computing knowledge and skills.

David Craddock, HPC Wales CEO