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What is SES?

The Science and Engineering South Consortium brings together the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Southampton, UCL and Imperial, creating the most powerful hub of research-intensive universities in the UK. Our institutions invest in high quality science, essential for the sustained development of world-leading research that makes a positive difference to our health, 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.



Imaging Software Bring the Brain into Fuller Focus

| Bioscience and medicine, Popular | No Comments
Innovative software developed at the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB) is on track to improve our understanding of the mind’s innermost wirings – opening up exciting possibilities in neuroscience. Funded by the University of Oxford and the Human Connectome Project (see below), a team including research student Moisés Hernández Fernández,  research fellow Dr Stamatios Sotiropoulos, Prof. Stephen Smith and Prof. Michael Giles has developed parallel computation algorithms that vastly accelerate the processing of Data Mountains generated by a key medical imaging technology. This breakthrough, in which the Emerald supercomputer funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council...

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What is CFD with Dr. Peter Vincent

| Bioscience and medicine, Energy and climate change, Innovation and infrastructure, Just Added, Technology and interconnectivity, Uncategorised | No Comments

We sat down with Dr. Peter Vincent to gain some insight into his research at Vincent Lab (www.imperial.ac.uk/aeronautics/research/vincentlab/). Dr. Vincent has been a key user of SES machine Emerald, and discusses here the impacts of CFD research, from medical applications to renewable energy and Aeronautical Engineering. To find out more about his research, read the case study. Stay tuned for Part two, and don’t forget to subscribe.



Combined codes for chemistry research

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Andrew Logsdail, Postdoc to Richard Catlow, Head of the MAPs facility with the Department of Chemistry at UCL, has been using the Iridis distributed memory computing cluster to help develop new methodologies for chemistry calculations. Logsdail’s team focus on research into catalysis and chemistry defects, with a view to creating better software to be used in the development of tools such as catalytic converters, and photovoltaic and photocatalytic cells as used in solar power. To do so, they perform vast calculations, and need software that can handle their needs. Their aim has therefore been to integrate their own code –...



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There's an essential connect between business & science. If the market goes away, so will the R & D @CarlosLeeEPIC @CDTPhotonics

@CarlosLeeEPIC gives 'epic' talk: how to keep Europe a leading place for photonics, a key enabling technology, at @CDTPhotonics industry day