At War with Data

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Navigating Boundaries and Benefits


Spotlight On: KPMG Data Observatory


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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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A Safe Haven for Data

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In today’s high-powered, hyper-connected world, the vast potential to use data to generate insight and understanding is matched only by the need to keep it safe and secure. The first facility of its kind at a European university, the £1M Jill Dando Institute Research Laboratory (JDIRL) at UCL combines state-of-the-art storage for sensitive datasets with the ability to use them to shed light on anything from consumer behaviour to crime patterns. With rigorous protocols and processes ensuring both digital and physical security, this unique facility offers exciting possibilities in research, enabling academic, commercial and public sector organisations to transform hard...


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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...



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

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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:

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

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Full programme for #TheDataDialogue is now available. Quick - there's only a couple of spots left!

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Full Programme now available to download for #TheDataDialogue @KingsCollegeLon this December 7th. Will you be there?

A research tool for visualising vast amounts of #data- discover the KPMG Observatory, open to @ImperialDSI & beyond:

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Glad to have Prof. Hankin, Director of @imperial_isst chairing our #TheDataDialogue panel. Join us @KingsCollegeLon

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Great to have Prof. Stewart of @KingsIoPPN talking Chalenges & Opportunities in Healthcare #Data at #TheDataDialogue

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Curious about #TheDataDialogue on Dec 7th? Hear from @arnaudckoehl at @ImperialSPH about global data & public

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Prof. Thomas Rid from @warstudies talks 'Hunting Adversaries in a Sea of Data' at #TheDataDialogue To @RidT

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