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Thursday, January 23

09:00 GMT

Thursday January 23, 2020 09:00 - 09:30 GMT

09:30 GMT

Welcome from Professor Roger Whitaker
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Roger Whitaker

Academic Director, Supercomputing Wales
Professor Whitaker is the Academic Director for Supercomputing Wales and Dean of Research for the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering.Professor Whitaker is interested in the fusion between human and machine intelligence. From technologies such as social media, smartphones and embedded AI, there is now a much greater opportunity to understand the combined effects and implications of different forms of intelligence... Read More →

Thursday January 23, 2020 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Preseli Room Wales Millennium Centre

10:00 GMT

Speaker: Josep M Martorell. An ambitious HPC initiative in the current European framework: the case of Barcelona Supercomputing Center
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Josep M Martorell

Associate Director, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Josep Maria Martorell is the Associate Director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. Dr Martorell has a PhD in Computer Science from Ramon Llull University, and a degree in Physics from the University of Barcelona. He has ample knowledge of the research environment, with 12 years... Read More →

Thursday January 23, 2020 10:00 - 10:30 GMT
Preseli Room Wales Millennium Centre

10:30 GMT

Refreshments break
Thursday January 23, 2020 10:30 - 11:00 GMT

11:00 GMT

Lightning talks: This is Supercomputing Wales
Thursday January 23, 2020 11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Preseli Room Wales Millennium Centre

12:30 GMT

Lunch and poster exhibition: Supercomputing and Big Data
Thursday January 23, 2020 12:30 - 13:30 GMT

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Breakout session 1B1: Chris Allton. Using HPC for Particle Physics
Thursday January 23, 2020 13:30 - 14:00 GMT
Seligman Room B Wales Millennium Centre

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Refreshments break
Thursday January 23, 2020 15:00 - 15:30 GMT

15:30 GMT

16:00 GMT

Speakers: Alys Brett and Simon Hettrick. The role of the RSE
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Alys Brett

Head of Software Engineering Group, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
The Software Engineering Group (in the CODAS & IT department) at the UK Atomic Energy Authority is responsible for data access, analysis and visualisation tools for the world's largest fusion reactor, JET, as well as database and web applications in support of a variety of the organisation's... Read More →
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Simon Hettrick

Deputy Director, Software Sustainability Institute; Co-Director, Southampton Research Software Group, University of Southampton
Simon is Deputy Director of the Software Sustainability Institute, and co-Director of the Southampton Research Software Group.Simon is responsible for research and campaigning at the Software Sustainability Institute. He works with stakeholders from across the research community to... Read More →

Thursday January 23, 2020 16:00 - 17:00 GMT
Preseli Room Wales Millennium Centre

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Thursday January 23, 2020 17:00 - 17:15 GMT
Friday, January 24

08:30 GMT

Friday January 24, 2020 08:30 - 09:00 GMT

09:15 GMT

Speakers: HPC vendors. Future roadmaps and advancements

Colin Bridger

Senior Director, Mellanox
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Simone Warren

Vice President - Global Customer Strategy, Verne Global
Verne Global delivers true high performance computing solutions in an optimised environment, built upon renewable resources. Their expert team provides full life-cycle support to enable maximum performance and flexibility for customer workloads, whilst offering significant cost savings.Simone... Read More →
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Nathan Fitzpatrick

Cambridge Quantum Computing
Nathan is a research scientist in the quantum chemistry team at Cambridge quantum computing (CQC). He studied his PhD in quantum chemistry under Mike Robb and Mike Bearpark at Imperial college specialising in group theoretical techniques in contracted CI and tensor network methods... Read More →
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Steve Smith

Senior Pre-Sales Consultant – High Performance Computing and AI, Dell EMC
Steve is an HPC and AI Pre-sales Consultant, working with customers to understand their technical computing requirements, and translate those requirements into reliable and practical computer systems that deliver outstanding compute performance at reasonable cost. This role covers... Read More →
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Crispin Keable

Head of Big Data and HPC, Atos
With over 25 years’ experience in supercomputing, Crispin has worked through the evolution of High Performance Computing (HPC) from proprietary systems in hardware and software to open standards, open source and commodity technologies. He works with a wide range of scientific and... Read More →
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Timothy Lanfaer

Director, Solution Architecture and Engineering EMEA, NVIDIA
Timothy Lanfear manages the European solution architecture and engineering team in NVIDIA’s Enterprise Solutions Group. He has twenty-five years’ experience in HPC, starting as a computational scientist in British Aerospace’s corporate research centre, and then moving to technical... Read More →

Friday January 24, 2020 09:15 - 11:00 GMT
Preseli Room Wales Millennium Centre

11:00 GMT

Tea and coffee
Friday January 24, 2020 11:00 - 11:30 GMT

11:30 GMT

Speaker: Gert Aarts. Training the future leaders in AI and advanced computing
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Gert Aarts

Swansea University

Friday January 24, 2020 11:30 - 12:00 GMT
Preseli Room Wales Millennium Centre

12:00 GMT

Speaker: James Hetherington. Code & Data & Computers & People: the future of the Digital Research Infrastructure in the UK
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James Hetherington

Director of e-Infrastructure, UK Research and Innovation
James Hetherington is the Director of Research Engineering at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. He directs the "Tools, Practices and Systems" research programme within UK Research and Innovation's strategic priority... Read More →

Friday January 24, 2020 12:00 - 12:30 GMT
Preseli Room Wales Millennium Centre

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Friday January 24, 2020 14:15 - 14:30 GMT
Preseli Room Wales Millennium Centre