Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Full Programme Confirmed for Sheffield Research Computing Event

The full programme is now available for the exciting research computing event to be held at Sheffield on Monday 15th April. Details are below, to reserve a place go to:



HPC@sheffield is an exciting University of Sheffield research computing event that will provide an opportunity for researchers, post­graduates 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 has been achieved by our research community.

The emphasis of the 2013 event will be the introduction of the new regional N8 HPC centre and to demonstrate the N8 facility for science and engineering applications using HPC.


Morning Session (Chair Prof Robertus v Fay­Siebenburgen)

  • 10:00 Opening and Welcome, Dr Christine Sexton, Director, Corporate Information and Computing Services, The University of Sheffield
  • 10:10 Introduction to the N8 facility, Dr Alan Real, N8 HPC Technical Director, University of Leeds
  • 10:35 Accessing and Using the N8 facility, Dr Gillian Sinclair, N8 HPC Service Development Manager University of Manchester
  • 11:05 N8 HPC tackles climate change with National Grid Carbon Ltd, Dr Chris Wareing, University of Leeds

11:30 Coffee

  • 11:50 Study of Unsteady flow over rough­wall surfaces using Iceberg/Polaris – Dr Mehdi Seddighi­ Moornani 
  • 12:10 Developments in GPU based Computation and Visualisation – Jeremy Purches, HPC Business Development Manager, NVIDIA Limited

12:30 Poster Session ­ lunch

Afternoon Session (Chair Prof John Harding)

  • 13:30 Using remote visualisation for bio­simulation with Iceberg, Prof Damien Lacroix Chair in Biomedical Engineering Introduction to Research Computing Showcase
  • 14:05 A brief look into the near future of HPC including processors, accelerators and graphics,Steve Smith, HPC Consultant Dell
  • 14:40 Using ANSYS with HPC systems – Simon Cross ANSYS UK 1515 Coffee and posters
  • 15:35 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
  • 15:55 A Study of Torsional Drivers in the solar atmosphere – Stuart Mumford, Solar Wave Theory Group, SP2RC, School of Maths
  • 16:15 Simulation of Turbulence Structures for Aeronautical Flow Control, Dr Siouris and Wei Wang 16:35 Large scale finite element analysis of cancellous bone tissue using HPC, Chen Yuan

16:55 Close