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What is SES?

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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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The Search for Another Earth

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Timothy Metcalf (SES Consortium Manager) sits down with Dr. Sergey Yurchenko (Senior Lecturer, UCL Physics and Astronomy) to talk about his research into Exoplanets as part of the Exomol group. Using SES HPC machine Emerald, Dr. Yurchenko and his team of scientists analyse large quantities of space data from telescopes such as Hubble to help determine where we may be able to find inhabitable planets in outer space. To find out more about Prof. Yurchenko’s work, read the case study and stay tuned for part two.


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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


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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Thank you @martamcosta2 it should now be available.

Have you seen our interview on discovering #exoplanets with @TroveMaster Sergey Yurchenko? buff.ly/29TpsX9 pic.twitter.com/MLKUrTr6Ci

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The SES Newsletter is out now. Subscribe to get our updates on events, research and more direct to your inbox. buff.ly/29KJmyB]

SES sat down with Prof. Yurchenko to discuss the search for #exoplanets buff.ly/29DXv2j @TroveMaster @ucl pic.twitter.com/6hThB9mXBo

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Welcome Dr. Janz to #TheDataDialogue. Register to hear her & other speakers at buff.ly/29lrSxi @CamOpenData pic.twitter.com/6aZAkozKUy

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Shining a spotlight on equipment: Find out about our upcoming series & efficiency goals. buff.ly/29fJ6uQ pic.twitter.com/va5wrMXAle

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We're in agreement, promoting cross-disciplinary & cross-institutional collaboration at RDM event, #TheDataDialogue twitter.com/eResearch_UCL/…

Are you a #researcher at one of our institutions? Grab a free ticket to #TheDataDialogue & join us this July! buff.ly/292Dv6k

Meeting the Needs of a Wireless World: we catch up with @zinwave from @ucl & @Cambridge_Uni buff.ly/295D4xf pic.twitter.com/mo9wUBDPdK

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Register now for our upcoming event on navigating boundaries & benefits of sharing data buff.ly/1UumCps pic.twitter.com/LPVf0EEdhR

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New on SES: Establishing Innovation At The Centre Of Drug Delivery @imperialcollege @ucl buff.ly/25LFNT1 pic.twitter.com/XSvpfVq1XL

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#SLab: Daniele Duca of @Jisc highlights key solutions in equipment searching with @equipmentacuk. Try it today: buff.ly/1rbdJFp