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Seminars

High Performance Computing 2015 features a selected range of one-hour seminars that will allow delegates to explore key topics in more detail.

Seminars run in both the morning and afternoon and will encourage interactive discussion, giving you the chance to contribute and share solutions around a number of focused topics, lead by leaders in the field.

If you believe that you have something to offer the delivery of the day, and want to find out more about engaging the delegation, call Sam Carter on 0161 211 3057 or email Sam.Carter@govnet.co.uk

Seminar Session One

All seminars listed are taking place in the first seminar slot.

12:00 – 13:00

Please be aware some seminars take place in both session one and session two.


Atos

HPC meets Big Data – European Exascale –– Cases from Engineering to Genomics

Atos, now incorporating Bull, is a leader in HPC, Big Data, and Security, powering innovation and growth.

Medical staff are sequencing whole genomes – but can analysis keep up with the data? Sectors from advanced manufacturing to smart cites are heralding an exponential growth of connected sensors and data – what models should they use to derive value?  And where are the skills to architect these systems?

The Atos exascale programme, key for European competitiveness will be described and its relationship to the EU Strategic Research Agenda and the ETP4HPC technology platform.  The different models of high performance computing and data analytics will be explored with customer cases from manufacturing to the emerging world of P4 personalised medicine to illustrate new capabilities.

Speaker:
Andy Grant, Director of HPC and Big Data for Atos UK&I
Peter Coetzee, Big Data Analytics Specialist for Warwick University


Diablo/Boston

Memory Channel Storage™ (MCS™): Addressing the Storage Challenges of Exascale by Bringing Storage Closer to Compute

High-Performance Computing (HPC) has reached a point where compute power has significantly outstripped traditional storage models, causing applications ranging from DNA research to financial simulations to be bound by the limits imposed by existing HPC storage models.  Boston HPC Solutions, equipped with Diablo’s MCS architecture is revolutionizing HPC by placing flash storage on the memory channel – offering densities and parallelism that were previously limited to bespoke supercomputers.

This session will present a new architecture for HPC applications with flash implemented as “tier-0” of a multi-tier storage architecture, a purely local shared-nothing architecture, or as a tiered memory offering multi-terabyte host memory expansion. These solutions will transform HPC applications by ensuring that storage is not the bottleneck and that the full compute power of the supercomputer is utilized.

Speakers:
Jerome McFarland, Principal Product Marketer, Diablo Technologies
David Power, Head HPC, Boston Limited


Diablo Technologies
Boston Limited


Seminar Session Two

All seminars listed are taking place in the second seminar slot.

14:00 – 15:00

Please be aware some seminars take place in both session one and session two.


Bangor University

Visualization / Visual Analytics and Beyond

In this presentation we will discuss visualization and visual analytics at UK academia and with industry. Our presentation will be in three parts (1) we present the breadth of academic research in visualization and present the knowledge base (including Eurographics and RIVIC), (2) we take a case study approach and discuss several projects in HPC and visualization, looking at oceanography, HPC and big data, and the animation and creative industries at Bangor University; finally (3) we present future challenges and opportunities.

Speakers

Dr. Jonathan C. Roberts, School of Computer Science, Bangor University

Christopher Headleand, School of Computer Science, Bangor University

Joseph Mearman, School of Computer Science, Bangor University


Atos

HPC meets Big Data – European Exascale –– Cases from Engineering to Genomics

Atos, now incorporating Bull, is a leader in HPC, Big Data, and Security, powering innovation and growth.

Medical staff are sequencing whole genomes – but can analysis keep up with the data? Sectors from advanced manufacturing to smart cites are heralding an exponential growth of connected sensors and data – what models should they use to derive value?  And where are the skills to architect these systems?

The Atos exascale programme, key for European competitiveness will be described and its relationship to the EU Strategic Research Agenda and the ETP4HPC technology platform.  The different models of high performance computing and data analytics will be explored with customer cases from manufacturing to the emerging world of P4 personalised medicine to illustrate new capabilities.

Speaker:
Andy Grant, Director of HPC and Big Data for Atos UK&I
Peter Coetzee, Big Data Analytics Specialist for Warwick University


Boston, Mellanox and Bright

Boston, Mellanox and Bright: What does HPC and Big Data look like in the future? Industry experts in HPC and Big Data share their views

Boston:
Application optimised hardware for Scale-Out HPC, Cloud and Big Data.

Mellanox:
Title: The Future of Interconnect

Bright:
Title: A Brighter Way to Manage Your HPC, Big Data & Private Cloud Infrastructure

Speakers:
David Power, 
Head HPC, Boston Limited
Lee Carter, 
Director EMEA, Bright Computing
Darren Harkins, Senior Systems Architect, Mellanox

 


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