High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales
High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales is Wales’ national supercomputing service provider. In partnership with the Universities in Wales and Government, HPC Wales provides integrated supercomputing services for businesses and researchers across Wales and beyond.
Host to the UK’s largest distributed general purpose supercomputing network, HPC Wales offers access to the most advanced computing technology in the world, along with the high level training and customised support to exploit it effectively.
High performance computing has the capacity to handle and analyse massive amounts of data at high speed. Tasks that can take months using normal computers can be done in days or even minutes. It can be used to model and solve highly complex problems across a range of high value sectors.
From improving cancer treatment and optimising offshore wind farms, to rendering computer-generated imagery (CGI) for movies, HPC Wales’ services can benefit a wide variety of projects for which the technology may previously have been out of reach.
The venture has been made possible with support of £24m from the Welsh Government, including support from the European Regional Development Fund, £10m from the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and £4m matched funding from University partners. The infrastructure and some services have been developed in partnership with Fujitsu.
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