Growth & Innovation with High Performance Computing (HPC)

Posted on 25 April 2014

From design & product development, through to 3D rendering, big data analytics and weather forecasting, high performance computers, or supercomputers, can speed up processing times, enable larger and more ambitious projects and reduce development costs.

The technology, traditionally only available to larger organisations and academic institutions is now available to SMEs and academics across Wales via HPC Wales.

On Wednesday the 30th April, HPC Wales and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, will be running an event to demonstrate the potential of High Performance Computing (HPC) and the opportunities available to businesses and academics across a broad range of industries.

Formed between the Universities and the private sector in Wales, High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales provides integrated supercomputing services for businesses and researchers across Wales and beyond.

With state of the art equipment housed at the University of Wales Dylan Thomas centre in Swansea, HPC Wales is host to the UK’s largest distributed supercomputing network and offers access to some of the most advanced computing technology in the world.

Professor Roderick Thomas, Training & Outreach Mentor for HPC Wales and HPC Wales representative for the University of Wales, will be giving an overview of the HPC Wales offering, and explain how businesses and academics could benefit from access to the technology along with the training & support necessary to fully exploit it.

Delegates will also hear first-hand from Graham Foster, Technical Director for Calon-Cardio Technology Ltd, how his business runs ANSYS software on the HPC Wales system to develop the next generation of affordable, implantable micro blood pumps for the treatment of chronic heart failure.

The event will run from 6:30 - 9:00 pm at the University of Wales Dylan Thomas centre, Swansea and refreshments will be provided. It is a free event to attend for both BCS Members and non-members. To book a place at this event, and for further information, please visit the HPC Wales website -


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