HPC-SIG Meeting – University of Sheffield

18/06/2024 all-day
University of Sheffield
38 Mappin Street


Please book your tickets via this link: https://buytickets.at/hpcsig/1253736

Registration deadlines:

  • In-person attendance: June 11th, Tuesday
  • Online participation: June 17th, Monday


10:00 Refreshments
10:30 Chairs business

  • Exec committee and vacant roles
  • EDIA update
  • Finance
  • Mentorship programme
  • Overview of past and future meetings
11:00 Introduction to Research Computing at Sheffield

Saul Cozens, University of Sheffield

11:30 Running LLMs with limited GPU resources

Edwin Brown and Twin Karmakharm, University of Sheffield

12:00 HPC access models – What’s on offer?

Fred Sonnenwald, University of Sheffield

12:15 Q&A and discussion
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Overview of RUGRIT

Richard Christie, King’s College London and Chair of RUGRIT

13:45 Biomolecular Simulations at Exascale

Sarah Harris – University of Sheffield

14:15 European Environment for Scientific Software Installations (EESSI)

Lara Peeters, Ghent University

14:45 Break
15:00 Parallel discussion sessions


  • 15:00-15:20 Global Research Network Capacity – 100Gb is becoming trivial! – Jonathan Churchill, RAL
  • 15:20-15:30 FlowCron – Using Globus to enable Function-as-a-service on HPC – James Allsopp, University of Birmingham
  • Q&A and Discussion


  • 15:00 UKRI Digital Research Technical Professional Skills NetworkPlus: Lightning talks and panel from anyone submitting a bid and discussion (contact chair@hpc-sig.org.uk to volunteer to participate)
    • Prof James Davenport representing a bid led by GW4/Supercomputing Wales/UCL
    • Prof Michael Bearpark representing a bid led by Imperial College London
    • Alan Real representing a bid led by N8CIR
  • Q&A and Discussion
16:00 Notices
16:15 Close


Venue Information

HPC-SIG and RUGRIT meetings will both be at 38 Mappin St, Sheffield, S1 4DT.


Here are some local hotels:


The day after the HPC-SIG meeting (19th June) there will be a colocated RUGRIT meeting (see separate communications from RUGRIT about this).