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ARCCA Launch: 4th June 2008

Accelerating Discovery through Advanced Research Computing.

4th June 2008 14:00 - 18:30

To coincide with the arrival of Cardiff's SRIF-3 funded HPC system, this workshop considered future areas of research that promise to advance the frontiers of science and engineering by exploiting this state-of-the-art computational infrastructure. 

Presentations will be given by Cardiff research leaders who will capitalize on the availability of the 2048 core ARCCA cluster - "Merlin" - and the scientific or engineering research questions that will be addressed.


The focus of this, the first workshop, lay in those areas that have a high potential for a strategically important impact in the short term - Astronomy & Astrophysics, Chemistry & Materials, Computer Science, Earth Sciences and Mathematics.

Consideration was also given to the emerging HPC research disciplines and the opportunities presented by the spectrum of technology and support resources now available to Cardiff Researchers.

This seminar was held in the University's Bute Building (Lecture Theatre 1.61 - Building number 45 on the campus map).

Workshop Agenda

 Time  Agenda
13:30 - 14:00 Registration (plus refreshments)
14:00 - 14:10Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Theresa Rees CBE, Pro-VC Research
14:10 - 14:30Application Performance on the ARCCA-Bull Cluster
Prof. Martyn Guest (ARCCA)
Martyn Guest [1000.8 Kb]
14:30 - 15:00Modelling Earth's Tectonic Engine
Prof. J. Huw Davies (Earth Sciences)
15:00 - 15:30Unravelling Star Formation - the Role of Supercomputer Simulations
Prof. Anthony Whitworth (Physics and Astrophysics)
15:30 - 16:00Computational Modelling and Theory in Molecular Sciences
Prof. Peter Knowles (Chemistry)
Peter Knowles [2.2 Mb]
16:00 - 16:15Computational Rheology of non-Newtonian fluids
Dr. Nathaniel Inkson (Mathematics)
16:15 - 16:30 Tea & Coffee
16:30 - 16:45Model Choice and Uncertainty in Population Health Research
Dr. Daniel Farewell (Medicine)
16:45 - 17:15Gravitational Astronomy: The New Frontier
Prof. B.S. Sathyaprakash (Physics and Astrophysics)
17:15 - 17:45Paradigms for Programming High-End Computers
Prof. David Walker (Computer Science)
David Walker [558.9 Kb]
17:45 - 18:15Advanced Mathematical and Numerical Models for the Prediction of Complex Flows of Polymeric Liquids
Prof. Tim Phillips (Mathematics)
Tim Phillips [1.3 Mb]
18:15 - 18:30 Summary & Conclusions
18:30 Close