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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: a final word on At War with Data

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Mark Roeling studied psychology (BSc), behaviour genetics (MSc) and genetic epidemiology (MSc) and worked as a junior researcher in the Erasmus MC Rotterdam (Netherlands). He worked as data scientist for Capgemini, where he focused on detecting fraud in e-channels in the banking sector. Now at the University of Oxford, his work has been strongly statistical and  he aims to use his background to test the applicability of methods and models from (genetic) epidemiology to improve the detection of fraud and cybercrime in big data.  As part of my DPhil in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford, I focus on...


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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...


Institutional Events



Mark Roeling of @OxfordStats writes 0our final #TheDataDialogue guest post. buff.ly/2jrBTMv. Stay Tuned for the full event video!

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Out last #TheDataDialogue event was last year but it's not quite over yet! From @uclidh, we hear from Mark Warner: buff.ly/2igbwcB

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To round off 2016, have a watch of our final installmentwith @TroveMaster Prof. Yurchenko, talking alien life! buff.ly/2hRnvJ7

From Kidney Dialysis to Clean Energy, we showcase the work & applications of @ucl Institute for Materials Discovery: buff.ly/2hA7nMv

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Nanosight: Particle tracking technology available for nanomedicine, biomedical engineering & more. buff.ly/2ht0oI6 @malvern_news

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A big thank you to everyone who attended the final #TheDataDialogue yesterday and all of our speakers/panelists for such a stimulating day!

Robert Stewart pulls together data maps in health - looking at correlations between wealth and mental illness at #TheDataDialogue

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Kate Bowers showing us under provision of police services in the London borough of Haringey through data mapping at #TheDataDialogue!

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Kate Bowers introduces the data summit at #TheDataDialogue. Brilliant!

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"Maps and mapping are one of the most fundamental forms of shared data" - Prof. Charlotte Rouché at #TheDaraDialogue

Charlotte Rouché is first up at #TheDataDialogue At War with Data discussing data in war archeology.

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We're kicking of At War with Data this afternoon at @KingsCollegeLon! Stay tuned for news on speakers by following #TheDataDialogue

This just in - full talks, panel & more from Part 2 of #TheDataDialogue: When Research Crosses Borders! buff.ly/2goLwJS

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It's a full house! Thanks to all who have registered for #TheDataDialogue on Dec. 7th. To join the waiting list: buff.ly/2fqqNnZ

Behind Closed Doors: Discover the Jill Dando Institute's Research Laboratory - a Safe Haven for Data: buff.ly/2fNrf08 .

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