Friday, 15 March 2013

Exciting research computing event for Sheffield 15th April

High Performance Computing at Sheffield:
New Avenues the N8 Tier 2 Facility

Date: Monday 15th April 2013
Venue:   The Tapestry Room, Firth Court, The University of Sheffield


HPC@sheffield is an exciting University of Sheffield research computing event that will provide an opportunity for researchers, post-graduates and final year undergraduates to learn about projects using national research computing facilities and HPC facilities hosted locally at The University of Sheffield. HPC@sheffield will comprise a series of presentations and a poster session. The objective of the event is to publicise what is available and to provide examples of what may be achieved using e-Infrastructure ready to use by our research community.

The emphasis of the 2013 event will be on to introduce the new regional N8 HPC centre and to demonstrate the N8 facility for science and engineering applications using HPC. 
To book a place on the event go to


Morning Session (Chair Prof Robertus v Fay-Siebenburgen)

1000 Opening and Welcome

1010 Introduction to the N8 facility, Dr Alan Real, N8 HPC Technical Director, University of Leeds

1045 Accessing and Using the N8 facility, N8 HPC Service Development Manager University of Manchester

1120 Coffee

1140 An N8 Case study

1205 Study of Unsteady flow over rough-wall surfaces using Iceberg/Polaris – Dr Mehdi Seddighi-Moornani

1230 Poster Session - lunch

Afternoon Session (Chair Prof John Harding)

1330 Using remote visualisation for bio-simulation with Iceberg, Prof Damien Lacroix
Chair in Biomedical Engineering Introduction to Research Computing Showcase

1405 New developments in HPC – Dell

1440 Using ANSYS with HPC systems – Simon Cross ANSYS UK

1515 Coffee and posters

1535 Using High Performance Computing to trace the origins of a coat colour gene – Prof Jon Slate, Molecular Ecology Lab, Dept. of Animal and Plant Sciences

1555 A Study of of torsional drivers in the solar atmosphere – Stuart Mumford, Solar Wave Theory Group, SP2RC, School of Maths

1615 Simulation of Turbulence Structures for Aeronautical Flow Control, Dr Siouris and Wei Wang

1635 Large scale finite element analysis of cancellous bone tissue using HPC..CHEN YUAN

1655 Close