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ARCCA: Cardiff Research and Innovation Projects

As part of the submission for funding the HPC Wales programme, significant emphasis was placed on the importance of delivering a number of Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) related targets that would engender economic prosperity within Wales. The business proposal submitted to WEFO evidenced research and collaboration opportunities, and summarised possible organizations that may utilise HPC Wales.

As of early July 2011, a number of preliminary workshops have been held at Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Swansea, and Glamorgan Universities, with further events planned at Swansea and the University of Wales to identify further research projects.

 


  

The HPC Wales Project Planning Group at Cardiff

To ensure that Cardiff Researchers are well placed to exploit the forthcoming HPC Wales infrastructure, an HPC Wales Project Planning Group was convened in late 2010 to provide a forum for promoting potential research and innovation projects. This group has now met on three occasions, the 11th and 12th of November 2010, and on the 3rd of February 2011.  To date the group has identified a wide variety of projects for resource provision – both technology and support effort – by HPC Wales.

The current list of projects, with Principal Investigators and collaborating institutions can be found below. As can be seen, there are now some 36 projects in the pipeline. The exact mechanism by which HPC Wales will peer review these projects, and those from other institutions, and at what level, remains to be decided. Suffice it to say that this process will need quantifying shortly, given that the 'go-live' date for the service is currently set for early October 2011.

While some uncertainty over the resource allocation process remains, and just how rigidly the requirement for impact against the associated project deliverables will be upheld - i.e. the WEFO outputs - researchers in Cardiff are encouraged to (i) submit new or additional projects, and (ii) alert other staff members who may be interested. Note that ARCCA staff have example proposal material that can be forwarded to assist with the application process on request.

As part of this review of research enabled by ARCCA, we present an initial summary of a number of proposed research projects that have emerged from the deliberations of the Planning Group.  These projects are likely to feature in the early roll out of the HPC Wales technology. 

Researchers from the projects summarised below are assisting HPC Wales and Fujitsu staff in gathering the requirements for the HPC Wales Scientific Gateways, and defining the initial workflows that will be delivered through Fujitsu's SynfiniWay tool. SynfiniWay will lie at the heart of HPC Wales, providing a complete integrated set of capabilities including: (i) leading workflow technology to orchestrate service execution, (ii) a global meta-scheduler for optimising resource utilisation, and (iii) the robust movement of large-volume data files.

We will continue to update this overview in the months ahead, to incorporate more detail on these and other leading projects from Cardiff researchers, and their progress within HPC Wales.

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HPC Wales - Cardiff University project proposals as of 1st June 2011

 

High Performance Computing for Multiscale Particulate/Fibrous Material Flow SPHPC

S.P.A. Bordas†, S. Kulasegaram†, B.L. Karhaloo†, P. Kerfriden†, T. Phillips‡ and L. MargettsΞ

†School of Engineering, Cardiff University; ‡School of Mathematics, Cardiff University; ΞUniversity of Manchester

High Performance Computing for Multiscale Fracture (HPCOMF-MULTIFRAC)

S.P.A. Bordas†, P. Kerfriden†and L. Margetts‡

†School of Engineering, Cardiff University; ‡School of Mathematics, Cardiff University; ‡University of Manchester

Parallel Sparse Solvers for Computational Chemistry

D.W. Walker

School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University

Surgical Modelling for Advanced Realistic Training (SMART)

S.P.A. Bordas and P. KerFriden

School of Engineering, Cardiff University

Novel Architectures for Radiotherapy Treatment Planning

D.W. Walker†, D. G. Lewis‡ and E. Spezi‡

†School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University; ‡Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff

Multiscale Hydro-environmental Modelling of Marine Renewable Energy Devices

R. A. Falconer, B. Lin, R. Ahmadian, J. Zhou, S.P.A. Bordas, P. Kerfriden, S. Kulasegaram and R. Simpson

School of Engineering, Cardiff University

High Performance Computing for 3D 'Atomistic' Nano CMOS Simulation

R. Simpson†, S.P.A. Bordas†, P. Tasker†, P. Kerfriden†, and A. Asenov‡

†School of Engineering, Cardiff University; ‡University of Glasgow

Bio-inspired Algorithms for Optimisation of Manufacturing Systems

D T Pham

Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC), Cardiff University

Improving Hydrocarbon Exploration by Assimilating Seismic Data

J.H. Davies

Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University

Simulating Earth Dynamic Topography

J.H. Davies †, T.C. Hales†, D.R. Davies‡, and G. StampfliΞ

† Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University; ‡ Imperial College London; ΞLausanne University, Switzerland

Improved Technologies for Solving Slow Creeping Flows

T.N. Phillips‡ and J.H. Davies†

† Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University; ‡ School of Mathematics, Cardiff University

Large-scale Genomic Analyses of Common Complex Genetic Disorders

P. Holmans

Psychological Medicine & Neurology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Sustainable Domain-specific Software Generation Tools for Extremely Parallel Particle-based Simulations Stepps

S.P.A. Bordas and P. Kerfriden

School of Engineering, Cardiff University

Numerical Studies of the Process of Atomization

K. Yokoi

School of Engineering, Cardiff University

Numerical Studies of Transport Processes in the Digestive System

K. Yokoi

School of Engineering, Cardiff University

High Performance Computing for Multiscale Material Design (HPCM2D)

S.P.A. Bordas†, P. Kerfriden†and L. Margetts‡

†School of Engineering, Cardiff University; ‡School of Mathematics, Cardiff University; ‡University of Manchester

Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics in Compressible Viscoelastic Fluids

T.N. Phillips† and P.R. Williams‡

†School of Mathematics, Cardiff University; ‡Engineering Department, Swansea University

Modelling Uncertainty in Groundwater Flows with Application to the Transport of Contaminants and Radioactive Waste Disposal

†T.N. Phillips and ‡Y Yang

†School of Mathematics; ‡School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University

The effects of Tidal Flows on the Performance and Structural Integrity of Marine Current Turbines

†T O’Doherty, †D O’Doherty, †A Mason-Jones, †R Grosvenor, †C Byrne, †P Prickett and ‡R Poole

†School of Engineering, Cardiff University and ‡School of Engineering, University of Liverpool

Development of Nano-particles for Catalytic Applications

D.J. Willock

Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University

High Performance Computing in Chemistry and Materials, Early Stage PHD Training

D. J. Willock,† J. Platts,† P. Knowles,† M. Mella† and N. Galea‡

†Cardiff University and ‡Glamorgan University

Polymer Conjugates and Nanostructured Materials for Drug Delivery

A. Paul, J. Platts and D.J. Willock

School of Chemistry, Cardiff University

Advanced Simulation of Solvent Interactions in Chemistry

B. K. Carpenter

Physical Organic Chemistry Centre, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University

Development of a New Route to Artificial Photosynthesis

B. K. Carpenter

Physical Organic Chemistry Centre, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University

Fundamental Developments and Applications of New Computational Techniques for Structure Determination from Powder X-Ray Diffraction Data

K.D.M. Harris† and Z. Zhou‡

†School of Chemistry, Cardiff University; ‡Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Aberystwyth University

High Performance Computing for Quantum Chemistry: Molpro

P.J. Knowles

School of Chemistry, Cardiff University

Testing Models of the Economy

P. Minford

Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

Malware Behaviour Analysis Using a Client-Side Honeypot System

O.F. Rana and M.W. Daley

School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University

Cloud-based Building Information Model: Data Storage and Analytics

O.F. Rana† and Y. Rezgui‡

†School of Computer Science and Informatics; ‡School of Engineering, Cardiff University

Text Mining for Medical Informatics

O.F. Rana and I. Spasic

School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University

Automatic Intelligent Code Porting for Application Acceleration

N. Avis and O.F. Rana

School of Computer Science and Informatics

The Virtual Artery: Computational Visualisation of Emergent Nonlinear Dynamics from the Cell to the Vessel Wall

N. Avis†,I. Grimstead † andT. Griffith‡

†School of Computer Science and Informatics; ‡School of Medicine, Cardiff University

The Dynamics of Molecular Clouds and the Formation of Pre-Stellar Cores

A. Whitworth, S. Walch, A. McLeod and K. Holman,

School of Physics & Astronomy, Cardiff University

The Collapse of Prestellar Cores and the Origin of Stars and Planets Duration

A. Whitworth, D. Stamatellos, A. Cartwright, S. Walch, O. Lomax and C. Batty

School of Physics & Astronomy, Cardiff University

Observing Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes

T. Dent, S. Fairhurst, M. Hannam, I. Harry, I. Kamaretsos, D.Macleod, B.S. Sathyaprakash, P. Schmidt, P. Sutton and J. Veitch               

Gravitational Physics Group, School of Physics & Astronomy, Cardiff University

Detection of Gravitational Waves from Gamma-ray Bursts

T. Adams, J. Clark, S. Fairhurst, M.  Hannam, I. Harry, B. S. Sathyaprakash, and P. Sutton

Gravitational Physics Group, School of Physics & Astronomy, Cardiff University

Gravitational Waves from Black-hole Mergers

S. Fairhurst, M. Hannam, I. Kamaretsos, B.S. Sathyaprakash, P. Schmidt and P. Sutton

Gravitational Physics Group, School of Physics & Astronomy, Cardiff University

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