Swansea Academy of Advanced Computing
Academi Uwch Gyfrifiadureg Abertawe
Swansea Academy of Advanced Computing (SA2C) is an Academic Academy that supports research making use of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and other advanced computing technologies.
We do this in a number of ways. Firstly, we have a team of Research Software Engineers (RSEs) dedicated to enabling you to run your software on HPC, and to make it run faster. Secondly, we manage the University's HPC resources, including hosting clusters in our datacentres.
The RSE team at SA2C can help with a variety of aspects of utilising HPC. Some examples include:
If you are interested in high-performance or technical computing, we also run a technical seminar series, in which we discuss a wide range of technically-oriented topics.
Supercomputing Wales is a project funded by the ERDF through WEFO to increase the research output of Wales through an investment in HPC. This includes funding new clusters in Cardiff and Swansea, and hiring RSE teams in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, and Swansea. Swansea's component of the project is delivered by SA2C.
New hardware is currenly nearing the end of the procurement process and will be installed in the coming months.
If you would like to know more about SA2C or HPC, would like to access the University's HPC hardware resources, or need assistance from the RSE team with using the available equipment or improving the performance of your applications, please don't hesitate to contact us via one of the following means: