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ARCCA: Enhancing Research Impact

The impact of ARCCA's HPC services on the research agenda of Cardiff University can be assessed by recording the outcomes of the user community; in terms of journal publications, conference proceedings, presentations and posters facilitated by ARCCA resources.


The number of research outcomes in each category by School

Research completed using ARCCA's facilities from the start of service in 2007 through to July 2014 has resulted in 436 journal publications, 149 conference proceedings and papers, and 395 invited lectures and presentations. By way of summary, we present in the table below the number of research outcomes in each category by school.


School Journal publications Conference proceedings and papers Invited lectures, presentations Posters Research projects etc. Totals
ARCHI 15  17
BIOSI 6   39
CARBS 1783 1846
CHEMY 101 1402219282
COMSC 1075 224
CPLAN 11  13
DENTL 214 29
EARTH 1217123733111
ENGIN and MEC 1087686 1069
HISAR 10 16 2280
MEDIC 3921731228
MATHS 262243156
PHRMY     11
PSYCH 1    1
PHYSX 8230631222209
SOCSI 4 31 8
ARCCA 11 22  33
TOTALS 436 149 395 78 124 1182

The number of research outcomes in each category by School


This data is under continual refinement, in consultation with the researchers involved, in an effort to maintain an updated picture of research impact.

These tables show a gratifying increase in outputs that reflects the growth in the community – from some 140 users in September 2009 to the current figure of over 400 users. A comparison of the figures above with those from corresponding services at the same level of maturity is encouraging:  the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), a national service that commenced operation in 2005, reports 583 publications as of January 2015. HPCx, the UK's primary national supercomputing centre between 2002 and 2007, produced 119 publications in the period from 2003 to 2005. 

The ARCCA figures also compare favourably with publications derived from other Cardiff University facilities such as Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) with a total of 113 publications in the period 2006 to 2011.

Our research outcomes 2007-2014 are available (PDF).

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