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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 Ed Irving on 0161 211 3024 or email

Bull Information Systems LTD

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

Bull, an Atos company, is a leader in Big Data, HPC and cybersecurity.

The Bull exascale programme is a key enabling element in European competitiveness and sovereignty. Its relationship to the EU Strategic Research Agenda and the ETP4HPC technology platform will be described. As will the work with Intel Corporation in providing the Centre for Excellence in Parallel Programming enabling academia and industry to take advantage of exascale systems.

A driving force behind Bull’s European R&D is the convergence of high performance computing and big data, and extends from traditional science & engineering/defence application to support for retail, energy and finance. A number of Bull and Atos customer cases obtaining value from High Performance Analytics will be discussed.  Of particular interest are use cases in accelerating genome analysis pipelines within the emerging world of P4 personalised medicine.

Andy Grant, Director of HPC and Big Data for Bull UK&I


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.

Michael Slavitch, Senior System Architect, Diablo Technologies
David Powers, Head HPC, Boston Limited

Diablo Technologies

Boston Limited

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