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June 6, 2014

HPC Wales to Highlight Benefits of Supercomputing at Festival of Innovation

June 6 — The creative industries sector is one of the fastest growing of the key sectors identified by the Welsh government as a target for economic renewal. It provides employment for more than 30,000 people in Wales, in over 4,200 enterprises, and generates over £1.8bn turnover every year.

Supercomputing plays a critical role in the development of games, virtual technologies, high-end visualisations, 3D animation and computer generated imagery (CGI) for motion pictures.

High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales is now a leading supplier of supercomputing technology to the creative industries and has established a number of key partnerships in this area. As part of the Wales Festival of Innovation, HPC Wales will be highlighting the benefits of supercomputing technology and demonstrating how some of its customers are applying the technology.

HPC Wales will be giving a two-part presentation on supercomputing and its application within the creative industries and will be on hand throughout the day to meet with attendees and discuss the supercomputing services available within Wales, whilst showcasing relevant case studies. This is a co-located event, and attendees will have a unique opportunity to chat and do business with some of the most dynamic companies in Wales involved in exciting new technologies such as big data, app development and cloud solutions.

Part 1: Embracing Supercomputing Technology

An Introduction to supercomputing, where it can be applied, and the benefits it can bring to businesses and academics across Wales and beyond.

Part 2: Innovation in the Creative Industries Market

An overview of supercomputing within the creative industries sector in Wales with examples of the work that has been done on our system and demonstrating the benefits our users have experienced.

Source: HPC Wales