Swansea Academy of Advanced Computing

SA2C - Advanced Computing

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Swansea Academy of Advanced Computing (SA2C) has been set up to further the university research objectives by providing state of the art research computing technology and skills to researchers at Swansea University.

About SA2C

Research Software Engineers

SA2C has a group of highly skilled Research Software Engineers, with expertise in performance and optimisation of High-Performance Computing applications. The team have a broad range of experience with sophisticated, industry-standard tools and techniques, targeting a wide variety of parallel and distributed computing requirements. Common activities include consultation, training, code profiling, performance scaling analysis and general or machine-specific optimisation. Their goals include furthering and enabling research through strengthening or enabling funding applications, providing evidence of performance or scaling, and enabling research through performance optimisation. Please contact SA2C today if you feel your research could benefit from the expertise of our team.

HPC Equipment

As part of the Supercomputing Wales project, users have access to cutting edge HPC technology, with over 5000 cores, petabytes of disk space and 40Gbs interconnects.

The academy also helps colleges with thier HPC requirements and equipment where appropriate.

Supercomputing Wales

Supercomputing Wales is a new £15 million supercomputing programme of investment. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, Supercomputing Wales will enable the country to compete globally for research and innovation that requires state-of-the-art computing facilities to simulate and solve complex scientific problems. The five-year project will be led by Cardiff University, with the other university partners including Aberystwyth University, Bangor University and Swansea University. A total of £9 million will be committed by the European Regional Development Fund via Welsh Government, supported by a multi-million pound investment by the four university partners.

The programme includes investment in two upgraded supercomputer hubs at Cardiff and Swansea and will employ a new group of Research Software Engineers, embedded with academic research teams in specific domains to develop algorithms and customised software that harnesses the power of the supercomputing facilities to perform multiple computational tasks simultaneously at very high speeds.

Contact Us

To engage with the Research Software Engineers, or arrange access to the HPC equipment please contact sa2c-support@swansea.ac.uk