Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Full Programme Announced for Research Computing Event

Each year we run the HPC@Sheffield research computing event. This year's event takes place on Monday 31 March and is introduced by the Vice Chancellor . It has the theme 'High Performance Processing, Big Data and Visualisation'.
It will comprise of a series of presentations, poster competition, vendor exhibits and demonstration which will help to explain how researchers may take advantage of the e-infrastructure and the HPC facilities provided in order to enhance and advance their research.

The full programme is as follows:

10:00  Opening and Welcome - Prof. Sir Keith Burnett, Vice Chancellor, University of Sheffield
10:15  Making Progress with High Performance Computing, The Institute for Inisilico Medicine – Prof. D. Lacroix
10:45  What  is Big Data and How is it Managed? The Bioinformatics Hub – Prof. Roy Chaudhuri 
11:15  Coffee
11:45  A New Approach to Bringing Industry and The University Together, The Advanced Computing Research Centre - Prof. Mike Holcombe 
12:05  Solver Enhancements in Finite Element Analysis with Abaqus – Mr. Clint Davies-Taylor, Dassault Systemes
12:30  Poster Session and Lunch 
14:00  GPU Accelerated Computing – Mr. J. Purches NVIDIA Ltd.
14:30  Big Data Challenges in Particle Physics, Beyond the Higgs Boson – Dr Kerim Suriliz
14:50 Using the N8 Facility for the Simulation of Turbulent Flow Structures for Engineering Applications – Miss Wei Wang.
15:15  Coffee
16:00  Forthcoming Developments in Research Computing - Prof. John Harding,
                                                     Co. Chair of Research Computing Advisory Group
16:30  Close 

The event is free for Sheffield researchers to attend and places can be reserved using the following form:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hpcsheffield2014-tickets-10644637397