Monday 8 April 2019
09.00 - 16.30
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.
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
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