I am delighted to welcome you to the latest edition of Newsbyte as the new Interim CEO of HPC Wales.
As a founding director of HPC Wales and through my role at Bangor University as Director of Innovation and Professor of Computer Science I have followed the progress of HPC Wales closely, from an initial concept back in 2005 through to the successful venture it is today.
I look forward to applying my technical experience in HPC and software engineering for parallel computation from both my past Industrial roles and current academic activities.
I’ve witnessed first-hand the benefits the venture has bought to SMEs and academics alike across Wales, providing access to both state of the art HPC technology and training & support that was previously out of reach to all but a selection of Universities and large organisations. The venture has enabled collaboration between academia and industry, supporting larger and more ambitious projects that require substantial computational resource.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank my predecessor David Craddock for his contribution to the venture. David played a key role in the team that created the vision and business plan for HPC Wales, was influential in securing the £40m funding required and then played a vital role in driving the start-up phase of the venture.
In recent months, HPC Wales has achieved ISO 9001 certification for the quality management system put in place and been named as an official HPC supplier in the UK Government’s latest online procurement programme (G-Cloud). This along with other commercial income secured, and a full complement of hpc technology installed and operational, puts HPC Wales firmly in the next phase of the organisation's development.
2014 is shaping up to be a very exciting year in the history of HPC Wales!
If you would like to know more or discuss a project idea, get in touch.