Monday 8 April 2019

09.00 - 16.30

Firth Hall

Our annual research IT event, HPC@Sheffield is back. This prestigious event gives you the chance to find out more about national, regional and local projects using Research IT facilities. There will be presentations to show you how researchers benefit from research computing facilities, as well as vendor exhibits and a competition.

We will be launching our new HPC facilities, telling you more about the exciting changes it will bring and how our research community will benefit. 

For the first time we will also be hosting a research software competition as part of the event. This is your chance  to develop a research software application which is of general benefit to the research community. There will be £1,000 available for each project reaching the development stage, with a prize of £3,000 for the top project.

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Research Software Competition 


09.00 Refreshments

09.30 Opening and Welcome - Nathan Cunningham - Assistant Director, Research & Infrastructure, CICS

09.40 Keynote Invited speaker - Alan Stokes - The Human Brain Project - The Spinnaker Platform - Abstract

10.10 Steve Smith - Dell - When three worlds collide, the impact of Big Data and AI on traditional HPC and computational scientific research - Abstract

10.40 Break & refreshments

11.05 Tom Stafford - Department of Psychology - Computation, Science and Reproducibility - Abstract

11.25 Will Griffiths - INSIGNEO - In silico medicine workflows: web apps, cloud APIs and microservices - Abstract

11.45 Alberto Biancardi - Polaris / INSIGNEO - Handling data security and workflow complexity for medical image computing -  Abstract

12.05 Norbert Gyenge - SP2RC / CICS - Sheffield Solar Catalogue: A New Automated Solar Feature Recognition Facility - Abstract

12.25 Becky Arnold/Anna Krystalli - RSE - Reproducible research in HPC environments - Abstract

12.45 Lunch

13.45 Mike Kiernan - Microsoft - Real HPC in the Cloud - Abstract

14.15 Mark Lundie - University of Manchester - N8CIR Computationally Intensive Research for all - Abstract

14.35 Simon Walker - Space Systems Laboratory - Space weather forecasting - Abstract

14.55 Phil Tooley - RSE - Here there be dragons: The HPC code development journey - Abstract

Software Competition presentations

15.15 Peyman Moghadam - Chemical and Biological Engineering - Wiz: A web-based tool for interactive visualisation of big-data - Abstract

15.35 Andreagiovanni Reina - Computer Science - Multiscale Modelling Tool - Abstract

15.55 Grant Bigg - Geography - Marine ice identification and tracking on a Cloud platform - Abstract

16.15 Closing comments

16.20 Close