High Performance Computing Wales, (HPC)
Host to the
Its two hubs, in
During her visit to the Swansea Hub at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Finance Minister
"I am pleased to see how EU Funds are being utilised to benefit businesses and our academic institutions. It is vital we support industry -- both small and larger companies - in order to develop new intellectual property, products and services which can help them compete globally and win new business.
"So far, EU projects have helped 153,000 individuals to gain qualifications and some 51,900 have been helped into work. In addition, some 21,300 jobs and nearly 6,700 enterprises have been created."
HPC Wales has already assisted over 100 enterprises, with 48 collaborative projects underway and many more in the pipeline.
One business who hopes to benefit from HPC Wales is
We Predict's core market is the automotive sector and is currently on the
We Predict is now expanding its business into the healthcare sector. To achieve this, the firm is developing a research proposal in conjunction with HPC Wales.
HPC Wales hopes to support We Predict's Health project to forecast patients' health and healthcare usage by by providing access to the vast and complex Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank, which is hosted in HPC. A team of mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists and a medical doctor plan to develop health tools and techniques to improve patient experience, planning and health outcomes.
"The NHS collects a large amount of data. Our research will be examining commonly collected primary care data to develop a model on the likelihood of individuals having an emergency admission to hospital.
"For example, in asthma patients, up to three in four emergency admissions could be avoided by identifying patients most at risk early and putting preventative strategies in place. We hope this project will result in a better quality of life for patients, as well as easing the strain on the NHS.
"Our research is dependent on gaining approval from the
"We are delighted to welcome the Finance Minister to our
"It is also great to hear of the important research being supported by HPC Wales. We Predict's innovative research has the potential to make a significant positive difference to the NHS.
"A growing number of SMEs are now becoming aware that access to supercomputing technology can help them attain a competitive advantage and our aim is to train and support them to get the most benefits from the technology."
HPC Wales was established in partnership with the Universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor,
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