Date: 2012-10-09 Category: Interviews
Exclusive video interview David Craddock - Chief Executive Officer, HPC Wales
ITWales brings you an exclusive video interview with Chief Executive Officer of
HPC Wales, David Craddock. We find out all there is to know about high performance computing and how this unique collaboration between business and academia can serve to benefit the Welsh economy.
If you don't have time to listen to the full interview, don't worry, you can just listen to the individual questions we asked David on the day:
1. 1. Can you give us a brief insight into your background (education, career etc..) and how you came to be appointed as CEO of HPC Wales?
What is HPC Wales vision and how integral were you in the development of this and securing of the £40m funding?
How you found it managing such a unique collaboration between Government, Welsh Universities and industry?
How do you define High Performance Computing and what benefits can it bring to businesses and universities in commercially focussed research?
Can you tell us about your latest initiative, PHD Studentships and your hopes/expectations for this?
Tell us about some of the exciting projects the studentships will fund?
If I am a Welsh business and would like to benefit from HPC Wales, what criteria do I have to meet e.g. do I have to be trading in a particular sector? Is the size of my company and finances taken into consideration?
What kinds of businesses are you currently working with?
How can businesses find out/know if supercomputing is relevant to them?
What economic benefits does the HPC project bring to Wales?
How impressed are you with the talent in the Universities you are in partnership with across Wales?
When not occupied with your work at HPC Wales, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Finally, where’s your favourite place to visit in Wales and why?