HPC-SIG Meeting 2018-05-23

University of Birmingham Conference Park, Edgbaston Room, Lucas House https://conferences.bham.ac.uk

 

The workshop was preceded on 22 May by a Remote Visualisation workshop.

 

The agenda was:

  • 10.00: Arrivals and Coffee
  • 10.30: Welcome and Introductions – Committee Introduction
  • 10.45: Datacentre Experiences – Local, Remote or in a container?
    • Simon Burbidge (Bristol) – Experiences of using a remote facility – pros and cons? 1 HPC-SIG 23 May 2018
    • Dave Acreman (Exeter – Remote Presentation) – transitioning from an interim ‘container’ datacenter to local facility
    • Jeffrey Salmond (Cambridge) – Managing local and hosted systems: how to juggle communities? 
    • John Owen (Birmingham) – Birmingham University’s Purpose Built, Water-cooled Research Focussed Datacentre (zero reliance on trad air cooling!). HPC SIG May 18
    • Panel discussion
  • 12.00: Ricky Martin (Strathclyde) Energy Efficiency Finance Strathclyde-SIG_May2018-SALIX-presentation
  • 12.30: LUNCH
  • 13.30: Chairs Report / SIG Priorities SIG-ChairsReport
  • 14.00: EPSRC Tier-2 Site Updates
    • Awareness of services and how to gain access to these facilities
    • Chris Woods (GW4 Isambard), Jeffrey Salmond (CSD3) , Andy Turner (Cirrus)  , Chris Kitchen (Supercomputing Wales), Aaron Turner (HPC MidPlus)5 HPC-SIG-2018-05-23-Tier2,  Owain Kenway (MMM / Thomas Update) 6 Thomas_intro_mid – TBC JADE (did not occur)
  • 14.55: Afternoon Tea
  • 15.20: Lightning Talks from incoming SIG Committee
    • Archers Champions / RSE updates (Martin Callaghan) 
    • Tier3/Tier2 Engagement challenges from emerging and existing communities (Aaron Turner) 2 HPC-SIG-2018-05-23
    • Establishing and growing resources challenges (Graeme Murphy) 3 2018-05-23 HPC Resourcing 1
  • 15.35: KEY NOTE: Paul Hatton
  • 16.15: AOB/ Meeting close
    • Date and Location of Next Meeting
    • Future Presentation Volunteers

 

As always, the meeting was followed by refreshment and lively discussion in a local hostelry to which all were welcome.