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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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How to Improve Your Image

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From screening unborn babies to combating cancer, the need to make medical imaging ever more effective goes to the heart of the never-ending drive to pioneer new possibilities in healthcare. At King’s College London (KCL), the Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, led by Professor Reza Razavi, is dedicated to the development and rapid application of imaging and computational modelling techniques capable of delivering advances in this field. To this end, the Division relentlessly reaches out to fellow SES members and to industry, healthcare providers and academic institutions to forge powerful collaborations that create new capabilities – boosting clinical...


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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...



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"One Landscape, Two Data Environments" -Dr. Sternberg discusses his research in N. China & S. Mongolia. Join us: buff.ly/2cxZ42c

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September 29th-We're hosting a free event on managing research data across borders. Speakers from the UK & abroad: buff.ly/2cFtbs2

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Join our free event Sept. on international research data. Speakers from US, Europe, Asia & Africa: buff.ly/2ce0Jfx @ucl @UniofOxford

The R.J. Mitchell Wind Tunnel - from pushbike to racing car aerodynamics: buff.ly/2c7FgC9 @SotonEngEnv pic.twitter.com/vzlYGtMSTh

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Globalised research data a part of your project? Hear from @simonhodson99 (@CODATANews): buff.ly/2beNInb pic.twitter.com/RFP5O9Lvy5

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Collaboration & Reuse of Research Data - Register to hear Rowan Wilson at #TheDataDialogue buff.ly/2bFtWPP pic.twitter.com/fVT9EY0fSi

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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