New Supercomputing Hub Launches in Swansea

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The new HPC Wales facility in Swansea has been earmarked to become south Wales’ innovation hub for businesses and academic researchers.

Both the Swansea and existing hub in Cardiff have been outfitted with the latest Fujitsu Primergy equipment with Intel Sandy Bridge processors. In this latest Phase-2 development of the pan-Wales distributed network, total capacity will grow to over 17,000 cores and nearly 320 Teraflops of processing power.

HPC Wales aims to make Welsh businesses more competitive in global markets and to grow the knowledge economy as well as creating employment opportunities,” said David Craddock, CEO of HPC Wales. Tod ate over 100 businesses have sought our advice and we have trained over 500 individuals. Since we opened for business in early 2012, demand has been particularly strong from those in the engineering, environment, life sciences and creative industry sectors.

The Swansea-based installation will boast a purpose-built datacenter with an environmentally friendly water-cooling system. Read the Full Story.