At War with Data

Time to Share

Navigating Boundaries and Benefits


Tunnel Vision Looks to Make Flying and Sailing Greener


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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Tunnel Vision Looks to Make Flying and Sailing Greener

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An iconic wind tunnel once used to develop the Spitfire is now aiding 21st century efforts to help aircraft fly and ships sail more fuel-efficiently. Located at the University of Southampton, the R.J. Mitchell Wind Tunnel is being harnessed by Professor Bharath Ganapathisubramani’s team on an EPSRC and Airbus-backed project to deliver fresh insights into aerodynamic ‘drag’, and on research revealing how to cut fuel use and emissions in the shipping sector. The tunnel also forms part of the National Wind Tunnel Facility (NWTF) – an imaginative new equipment-sharing initiative launched by SES members Imperial College London, Cambridge, Oxford and...


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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...



Tunnel Vision Looks to Make Flying and Sailing Greener: we sit down with Prof. Ganapathisubramani of……

A future of sharing data accross borders? @SusanSun17 of @EnergyCDT writes about joining #TheDataDialogue!

Registrations now open for At War with Data, part 3 of #TheDataDialogue @KingsCollegeLon. Speaker and ticket info at

Heather Hamill joins us to talk risk and trust in medicinal transactions in summer -Saharan Africa

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"Data is of economic and ethical importance" says Dr. @simonhodson99

Another rainy event day. Part 2 of #thedatadialogue starts now. Simon Hodgson from @CODATANews is first up!

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Looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow at #TheDataDialogue. Registrations close at 12pm today. Programme:

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Scientists @KingsImaging are pioneering imaging in healthcare to combat cancer and screen unborn babies. Read more:……

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

Register for #TheDataDialogue to hear visiting researcher @j_gomero talk Managing Personal Data across the EU

This just in! New event video, panel & talks from #TheDataDialogue. See what happened here:

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

We're also excited to have @gknight2000 join us to talk international research & health data

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

The R.J. Mitchell Wind Tunnel - from pushbike to racing car aerodynamics: @SotonEngEnv

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