HPC-SIG Meeting Tuesday 13th June 2023 – University of Bath / Hybrid

13/06/2023 all-day

Deadline for in-person registration closed at the end of Friday 26 May 2023 – online attendence is still available.


The next HPC-SIG meeting will take place as a hybrid event (in person and online) kindly hosted by the Unversity of Bath on Tuesday 13 June 2023.

The meeting will run from 1015 – 1600 with refreshments available for in-person attendees ahead of the meeting start from 0945. Refreshements will be provided during the breaks for in-person attendees along with lunch. Please indicate any dietary requirements when you register to attend.

We look forward to seeing you all in Bath or online. If you have any questions on the meeting please contact the HPC-SIG secretary, Andy Turner: secretary@hpc-sig.org.uk.


Online attendance is also available.


Venue: The Chancellors’ Building, Level 4, Room 4.1 (main meeting room) and Room 4.5 (breakout room).


Getting to Bath travel advice


Getting to the University of Bath, Claverton Down campus


Visitor car parking. IMPORTANT: Visitor Parking Permit holders can park in the visitor spaces in the East car park, any Pay to Park car parks and any spaces designated for permit holders. Please contact secretary@hpc-sig.org.uk for parking permits.


Venue in Bath to meet up after the meeting: Cosy Club Bath. It is located just 3 minutes’ walk from the train station.


Register using the “Register” button on this page or you can follow the link below:

As part of the registration, you can indicate if you want to provide a lightning talk for either the technical or management session in the afternoon of the meeting. We welcome presentations on any topics that you think will be of interest to the HPC-SIG community.


For more information about HPC-SIG events, including details of those eligible to attend can be found at https://hpc-sig.org.uk/index.php/hpc-sig-events/


Deadline for in-person registration closed at the end of Friday 26 May 2023 – online attendence is still available.

Proposed agenda

Time    Person 
10:00 Refreshments   
10:30  Welcome and Chair’s Business

  • Welcome
  • Practicalities
  • Overview of future meetings
  • EDI Election
Ed Edmondson
10:45  HPC-SIG Mentorship Programme (pilot)  Ed Edmondson
11:00  Developing Career Pathways at UCL Owain Kenway  
11:20  How to apply for a job – Advice on application forms and interviews in Research Computing  Ed Edmondson
11:30  Reaching the Cloud for High Performance Computing Stefano Angioni 
James Davenport
12:15  Lunch   
13:00  ARCHER2 Net Zero Case Study Andy Turner 
13:30  Technical session

1330-1500 Lightning talks and discussion:

  • Automating migration of cryo-EM data, Charles Roberts (Oxford University)
  • High Performance Computing at QMUL, Julita Inca Chiroque (Queen Mary University of London)
  • An Overview of SPANK, Sam Gallop (University of East Anglia)
  • Integrating Netbox as a Source of truth, Derek Ross (STFC)
  • WIPP – an interface for processing microscopy data, Thomas Green (Prifysgol Caerdydd/Cardiff University)

14:3015:00 Refreshment Break

15:00-15:30 Further discussion

Andy Turner (Chair)
13:30  Management/strategic session

1330-1500 Lightning talks and discussion:

  • JISC Update, Christopher Walker (JISC)
  • Initiiatives for future HPC system administrators, Daniel Gleed (EPCC, University of Edinburgh)

14:3015:00 Refreshment Break

15:00-15:30 Further discussion

Steven Chapman (Chair)
15:30  Wrap up, notices  Ed Edmondson
16:00  Close