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).
|13:30 - 14:00||Registration (plus refreshments)|
|14:00 - 14:10||Welcome and Introduction|
Prof. Theresa Rees CBE, Pro-VC Research
|14:10 - 14:30||Application Performance on the ARCCA-Bull Cluster|
Prof. Martyn Guest (ARCCA)
Martyn Guest [1000.8 Kb]
|14:30 - 15:00||Modelling Earth's Tectonic Engine|
Prof. J. Huw Davies (Earth Sciences)
|15:00 - 15:30||Unravelling Star Formation - the Role of Supercomputer Simulations|
Prof. Anthony Whitworth (Physics and Astrophysics)
Anthony Whitworth [1.1 Mb]
|15:30 - 16:00||Computational Modelling and Theory in Molecular Sciences|
Prof. Peter Knowles (Chemistry)
Peter Knowles [2.2 Mb]
|16:00 - 16:15||Computational Rheology of non-Newtonian fluids|
Dr. Nathaniel Inkson (Mathematics)
|16:15 - 16:30||Tea & Coffee|
|16:30 - 16:45||Model Choice and Uncertainty in Population Health Research|
Dr. Daniel Farewell (Medicine)
Daniel Farewell [1.4 Mb]
|16:45 - 17:15||Gravitational Astronomy: The New Frontier|
Prof. B.S. Sathyaprakash (Physics and Astrophysics)
B.S. Sathyaprakash [2.8 Mb]
|17:15 - 17:45||Paradigms for Programming High-End Computers|
Prof. David Walker (Computer Science)
David Walker [558.9 Kb]
|17:45 - 18:15||Advanced 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|