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What is SES?

The Science and Engineering South Consortium brings together the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Southampton, King’s College London, UCL and Imperial, creating the most powerful hub of research-intensive universities in the UK. Our members invest in high quality science, essential for the sustained development of world-leading research that makes a positive difference to the UK economy, our wellbeing and to the world around us.

Knowledge Sharing

Whether we’re supporting researchers to effectively manage their data, providing opportunity to network or creating transparency in equipment sharing, SES is improving standards for you through the spread of knowledge.


Our GPU cluster provides an alternative capability to traditional HPC systems and is open to academics and business. In a cost-benefit driven world, the need to collaborate exists between institutions and with innovative industries of all sizes.


Ongoing knowledge sharing is essential across HPC and Research Data Managemnt. We are pleased to host original networking and development events with recognised academics and industry professionals. Visit Events for more information.



HPC Adds Extra Dimension To The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

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The SES consortium’s Emerald supercomputer is providing UCL astrophysicists with the computing firepower they need to help pinpoint exoplanets capable of supporting alien lifeforms. Unarguably, it is one of the biggest scientific and philosophical questions of all: are we alone in the universe? In the quest for an answer, one of the most important developments in recent decades has been the ability to detect planets circling distant stars. Once such an ‘exoplanet’ has been discovered – and around 2000 have been identified so far – a key step is to establish whether its atmosphere is potentially conducive to supporting life...

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Guest Post: Indeed, it is time to share

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Stijn Michielse, a visiting PhD student at the University of Cambridge (Department of Developmental Psychiatry) from Maastricht University, Netherlands talks about his visit to The Data Dialogue: Time to Share and what he took away. My background is in neurobiological sciences working on a project involving loads of confidential data such as MRI scans, DNA material and medical records, so with great interest I took part in The Data Dialogue in order to learn more about proper data management, documentation and sharing from different viewpoints. Indeed it is Time to Share! Two very relevant topics were raised during the conference:...


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How HPC is Boosting Cutting-Edge Biology

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High Performance Computing (HPC) is adding momentum to the evolution of biological science and a revolution in our understanding of how biological systems function – as pioneering research at UCL is clearly demonstrating. To drive their work forward, Dr Chris Barnes and his Computational Systems and Synthetic Biology Group make extensive use of large HPC systems, especially Emerald, the SES GPU-accelerated supercomputer, established using funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) . The group is at the leading edge of the fast-developing field of quantitative biology, a discipline that uses measurable data and mathematical modelling to reveal...



Welcome to @MFBosworth, speaking about research in immigration centres at #TheDataDialogue buff.ly/2bzopHp ! pic.twitter.com/mXCmxtgobg

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Coming to one of our events? New to SES? Discover the consortium with Prof. Simon Cox buff.ly/2aWcv9c pic.twitter.com/6wSC8MeBQh

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Only 2 days to go to submit your abstract to talk at Part II of #TheDataDialogue! buff.ly/2b0BvOH pic.twitter.com/9pcXI4ex7V

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"Our mission? To help translate leading-edge research from lab bench to clinical use". How @AbzenaGroup went indep. buff.ly/2aOjrLV

Are you an ECR @imperialcollege or @unisouthampton embedded in international research? Speak at #TheDataDialogue ! buff.ly/2bi11zm

Now accepting abstract submissions for #TheDataDialogue -When Research Crosses Borders with @ucl and @UniofOxford buff.ly/2bb9U0Y

A huge thanks to all who attended #TheDataDialogue Pt. 1 yesterday w/ @CamOpenData. Submit to talk at Pt. 2: buff.ly/2adq7hn

Thanks for coming @kirstie_j - and don't worry, we'll be back soon with When Research Crosses Borders in September ses.ac.uk/event/research…

Still raining here at @Cambridge_Uni, good thing we're all sipping coffee & listening to Prof. Peter Smith from @ADRC_E #TheDataDialogue !!

@glyn_dk Today's poll results and panel questions are online! Go to: sli.do/event/ph2bdysm…

#TheDataDialogue - For Prof. Henry Rzepa's doi, go to: doi.org/bk9b

Fascinating, colourful talk from @kairuggeri on interpreting life and wellbeing study data. #TheDataDialogue

#TheDataDialogue is kicking off with a storm as we welcome Nicole Janz to talk Data Transparency

We're taking last minute registrations for #TheDataDialogue this Thursday. Only a few spots left up for grabs! buff.ly/2ac0mA3

How could economic crisis & mental health data apply to other research? Find out at #TheDataDialogue w/ @kairuggeri pic.twitter.com/zai2YG1fbt

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Data discoverability in genome analysis? Fascinating! Join us to hear F. Nielsen at #TheDataDialogue @repositiveio pic.twitter.com/Io2gSmWHtB

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A warm welcome to Dr. Moore from @ADRC_E & @unisouthampton to #TheDataDialogue where he'll be talking census data. pic.twitter.com/t1vhjULjLR

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