Category Archives: meetings

Past and forthcoming HPC-SIG meetings

September 2016 meeting

The September 2016 meeting was held at the University of Warwick on 13 September 2016. The agenda was:

  • 10.00: Coffee available
  • 10.30: Introductions
  • 10.35: Report from the Chair
  • 11.00: Determining Return on Investment of an HPC system: Background and Loughborough experiences. Aaron Turner, Loughborough University
  • 12.15: Lunch
  • 13.15: Site Updates
    • Warwick
    • Nottingham
    • Hull
  • 13.45: An introduction to the Software Engineering Support Centre. Catherine Jones, Software Engineering Group Leader, STFC
    The EPSRC funded Software Engineering Support Centre (SESC) provides software engineering tools and advice primarily to the Collaborative Computation Projects. Catherine will outline these and describe the proposed new developments.
  • 14.15: SIG Business Matters, including future meeting dates and locations
  • 14.45: Tea
  • 15.00: Introducing a new HPC service to non-traditional users. Guy Robinson, LSE
    LSE is building an HPC service for its researchers. Guy will discuss the various challenges this has presented, in particular introducing a service where many users are encountering ‘HPC’ for the first time moving from their individual systems or the cloud.
  • 15.45: AOB
  • 16.00: Meeting close

As always, the meting was followed by refreshment and lively discussion in a local hostelry.

February 2017 meeting

The next HPC-SIG meeting will be at the University of Leeds on Thursday 9 Feb 2017, to be followed by the Archers Champions workshop on Friday 10 Feb 2017. The booking site with a skeletal agenda is at https://hpc-sig-feb2017.eventbrite.co.uk/; this also has information about accommodation for anyone who will be staying over for the Champions workshop and/or comes to Leeds the evening before. Booking for the Champions workshop is now available from the Archer Champions web site.

Offers of agenda items and/or site updates are welcome – thanks to those who have already suggested items.

June 2016 meeting

The June 2016 meeting was held on 7th June 2016 at Strathclyde University. The agenda for the meeting was:

  • 10.00: Coffee available
  • 10.30: Introductions
  • 10.35: Report from the Chair
  • 11.00: Archer Champions (Josephine Beech-Brandt, University of Edinburgh), followed by an open discussion on future initiatives between the HPC-SIG, the Archer Champions and the Research Software Engineers community – http://www.rse.ac.uk/.
  • 11.45: e2e networking in the HPC/NeI context (Tim Chown, JISC)
  • 12.15: Lunch
  • 13.15: Site Updates
  • 13.45: Experiences with Windows HPC and Ansys Remote Solve Manager (Ricky Martin, Strathclyde)
  • 14.15: SIG Business Matters, including future meeting dates and locations
  • 14.45: Tea
  • 15.00: Challenges in managing heterogeneous systems and services. Discussion led by Simon Burbidge, Imperial College London
  • 15.45: AOB
  • 16.00: Meeting close

As always, the meting was followed by refreshment and lively discussion in a local hostelry.