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Seminars

HPC UK offers a selection of engaging and informative one-hour seminars that will allow delegates to explore key topics in more detail.

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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 ed.irving@govnet.co.uk.

AM Seminars


12:15 – 13:15

All seminars listed are taking place in the afternoon seminar slot.
Please be aware some seminars take place in both the AM and PM.


Virtus Data Centre

Research Data Management- When data becomes too large; how to take the queries to the data.

Research Data Management – When data becomes too large; how to take the queries to the data.

Virtus Data Centres, working with IBM, Arkivum and Queen Mary University to bring you HPC and Big Data solutions.

Listen to Virtus, IBM, Akivum and Queen Mary University discussing their unique solutions to High Performance Computing and Big Data. This will be followed by a panel discussion based around cost, accessibility and advance data analytics. Covering the following topics and more:

  • What affect is Research Data Management having on HPC and the data life cycle– how to translate the policy into practice.
  • How to manage high performance computing requirements, during peaks and troughs of demand.
  • How to get the most value out of research data – processing, archiving, sharing and reuse.
  • How to get 100% data availability.
  • Advanced data analytics and mining tools.

Speakers:

  • Neil Cresswell, CEO, Virtus Data Centres
  • Dr Matthew Addis, Chief Technology Officer, Arkivum
  • Senior Representative, IBM
  • Mahesh Pancholi, Head of Research Applications and Teaching Support, Queen Mary University
  • Darren Watkins, Sales Director, Virtus Data Centres

Bull Information Systems Ltd co-sponsored by Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd

Data: the good, the bad or the ugly?

Everyone takes data for granted until you need what you can’t have. Data as a source of innovation and competitive advantage is real, but how do you define and extract value?

Professor Stephen Jarvis discusses user case studies where academic research has assisted industry extract actionable information using big data and HPC. His department conducts research funded by Intel Corporation into the optimisation of real life applications to use the latest multi-core architectures.

Bull the leading manufacturer of supercomputers and big data appliances in Europe, also sponsors research students at Warwick, and with Intel operates the Centre for Excellence in Parallel Programming. Andrew Carr will introduce the challenges of innovation without access to actionable data, and invite open audience discussion.

Speakers:

Andrew Carr, CEO, Bull Information Systems Ltd

Prof. Stephen Jarvis, Professor of High Performance Computing, Warwick University

Robert Maskell, Head of Technical Computing, Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd

 


Adaptive Computing

Accelerate Insights: Leverage Big Data to Make Game-Changing, Data-Driven Decisions

Today’s enterprise requires intensive simulations and big data analysis to make data-driven decisions and ensure its competitive advantage.  Learn about customer challenges and how they overcome the inevitable logjam of multiple hungry workflows trying to use the same IT resources.   Adaptive will discuss best practices to accelerate insights by unifying resources, automating the analysis process and envisioning status.  Special emphasis will be placed on Workflow for Big Data, Green Computing, High Availability and High Throughput.

Speaker:

Wil Wellington, Solutions Architect, EMEA, Adaptive Computing

 


PM Seminars


14:15 – 15:15

All seminars listed are taking place in the afternoon seminar slot.
Please be aware some seminars take place in both the AM and PM.


Bull Information Systems Ltd co-sponsored by Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd

Data: the good, the bad or the ugly?

Everyone takes data for granted until you need what you can’t have. Data as a source of innovation and competitive advantage is real, but how do you define and extract value?

Professor Stephen Jarvis discusses user case studies where academic research has assisted industry extract actionable information using big data and HPC. His department conducts research funded by Intel Corporation into the optimisation of real life applications to use the latest multi-core architectures.

Bull the leading manufacturer of supercomputers and big data appliances in Europe, also sponsors research students at Warwick, and with Intel operates the Centre for Excellence in Parallel Programming. Andrew Carr will introduce the challenges of innovation without access to actionable data, and invite open audience discussion.

Speakers:

Andrew Carr, CEO, Bull Information Systems Ltd

Prof. Stephen Jarvis, Professor of High Performance Computing, Warwick University

Robert Maskell, Head of Technical Computing, Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd

 


Fujitsu

Big data challenges and opportunities in health and healthcare & Making HPC accessible and applicable

Part 1: Big data challenges and opportunities in health and healthcare

  • Current health challenges
  • The role of the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research and other developments
  • Examples of current health informatics research projects
  • The coming tidal wave of data from ‘omics’ and sensors
  • The need for academia, industry and the NHS to collaborate in a new paradigm of integrated research, service improvement and economic growth
  • Research opportunities

Part 2: Making HPC accessible and applicable

  • Tools to simplify complexity in both organisation, workflow and domain applications
  • Providing HPC as a service to commercial organisations – driving competitive advantage across a spectrum of business 

Speakers:

Professor Ronan Lyons, Director, Farr Institute@CIPHER, College of Medicine, Swansea University

Joe Duran, Director, HPC Systems, Fujitsu


Plymouth University

Research as a vantage point for HPC skills development

Plymouth University has an international reputation for the quality of research in many diverse fields across the sciences, arts, and humanities. High Performance Computing (HPC) underpins world-class research in particular in the areas of Coastal Engineering, including Marine Renewable Energy, Medical Statistics and Particle Physics Theory. Inspired by research informed teaching, our students acquire HPC skills at all levels. Supported by our professional Technology and Information Services, academic staff are actively engaged in the design and maintenance of OS at our HPC Centre. The presentation will highlight some of our research successes and will illustrate our pathway to HPC skills development. It will also showcase our engagement with third parties and industrial partners.

Speakers:

Professor Kurt Langfeld, Professor in Theoretical Physics, Director of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Plymouth University, School of Computing & Mathematics

Professor Deborah Greaves, Professor in Ocean Engineering, Director of the COAST Laboratory, Plymouth University, School of Marine Science and Engineering

Adrian Hollister, Head of Strategy and Architecture, Plymouth University, Technology & Information Services


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