Services & Facilities

The new facilities at the Centre include incubation space for businesses that are interested in establishing a presence in Swansea and be part of a thriving innovation business community. The Centre is also home to one of High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales’ world-class supercomputing hubs, and the Dylan Thomas Centre Café.

HPC-Logo-2014HPC Wales

Providing a valuable additional resource for businesses and researchers across Wales, HPC Wales is a company formed between the Universities and the private sector in Wales and hosts the UK’s largest national distributed supercomputing network.

The latest developments at both this hub and the existing hub in Cardiff, take HPC Wales’ total capacity to over 17,000 cores, providing eight times more computing power, memory and storage than previously available. The Swansea hub was launched by the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, Edwina Hart AM, in April 2013. The installation boasts a purpose built centre with an environmentally friendly water-cooling system, resulting in more power and processing speed for Welsh businesses. Supercomputing has the capacity to handle and analyse massive amounts of data at high speed, helping businesses bring new products and services to the market faster.

 

Cafe2Dylan Thomas Centre Café

Opened in July, this warm and welcoming café can seat just under 40 people.

Situated in the main foyer, next to the exhibition, it is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday serving homemade cakes, scones, freshly brewed coffee, warming soup, and salads and sandwiches freshly made to order by a full time chef.

The café has a full and varied high quality menu and offers great breakfast and lunchtime deals such as a Bacon sandwich and hot drink from £2.50. There is also a children’s menu, with a fantastic children’s meal deal from only £3.50.

The café is perfect for everyone, from tourists and visitors to the centre having a leisurely lunch, to office workers in the area popping in for a takeaway sandwich.