HPC-SIG Meeting, Manchester

06/11/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Manchester University
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AI & Big Data


F41, Sackville Building. 

This is very close to Piccadilly Train Station.  People can hopefully figure
out the route from there or other public transport to the building.  Let me
know if detailed advice needed.

A link to our maps and travel page:

There are multiple entrances to the building. The Whitworth Street entrance
is accessible only via swipe and if you do manage to get in that way then
access to the relevant section of Floor F is not easy.

I would advise that people enter the building from Granby Row (at the end
closest to Piccadilly Train Station).  There are two lifts just inside, go
up to F floor.  Turn right, through the double blue doors and the room is 50
yards or so along on the right hand side.

If using the Sackville Street entrance go up the stairs, through some fancy
heavy doors, turn right, up another set of steps and through a double door. 
There is a lift on the left.  Take that to Floor F.  Turn left and bear left
around the corner.  The room is 100 yards on the right.


Time Item
10:00  Arrivals and coffee
10:30 Welcome (Graeme Murphy)
10:32  Welcome to Manchester (Pen Richardson)
10:40 Leeds – AI for Personalised Medicine CDT, David Hogg, Leeds
11:20 Azure

“The potential of accelerating research outcomes using Artificial Intelligence and Microsoft Azure Cloud scale HPC resources”, Mark McManus

12:20 Lunch
13:30 SIG Business:

  • Finances (Richard Martin)
  • Sig Tier-2 Update (Martin Callaghan)
  • ARCHER 2 (TBC)
  • Website (Martin Callaghan)
  • Roving Reporter at SC19 (Aaron Turner)
  • GDPR Update (Graeme Murphy, Aaron Turner)
14:00 Amazon Web Services
15:00 Coffee
15:15  Nvidia
16:15 Wrap Up & Close

Question Hub

A sli.do forum a week before to enable questions to be posed/organised before the meeting.

Social Networking

Watch this space.