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Annual Seminar 2004


New Science from Capability Computing

The Second HPCx Annual Seminar

Friday 9th July 2004

National e-Science Centre, South College Street, Edinburgh.

Click here for the programme and PDF versions of the talks

Click here for photographs from both the Seminar and the Reception

The Seminar

The Second HPCx Annual Seminar, New Science from Capability Computing, took place in Edinburgh on Friday 9th July 2004, hosted at the National e-Science Centre (NeSC), in the centre of town. This followed on from the very successful First HPCx Annual Seminar held at Daresbury Laboratory in December 2003.

We held a number of associated events on the preceding day, Thursday 8th July:


Click here for for photographs from both the Seminar and the Reception


Click on the title of the talk to download the PDF version of the slides

New Science from Capability Computing: The Second HPCx Annual Seminar, 9th July 2004.
Time Speaker Institution Title
09:00 Registration, Tea and Coffee
09:30 Alan Simpson EPCC Welcome and Introduction
09:40 Thomas Lippert Forschungszentrum Jülich Computational Science at the John von Neumann Institute for Computing
10:30 Neil Sandham University of Southampton Turbulence and Aeroacoustics Simulations on HPCx
11:00 Tea and Coffee
11:30 Patrick Briddon University of Newcastle Materials Science from HPC, Part One and Part Two
12:00 Joachim Hein EPCC HPCx Phase2 vs Phase1: A performance comparison
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Wanda Andreoni IBM Research, Zurich The Impact of High Performance Computing on the Progress of Science
14:15 Martin Plummer & Andy Sunderland Daresbury Laboratory Terascaling Applications on HPCx
14:45 Tea and Coffee
15:15 Andrew Coward Southampton Oceanography Centre Ocean Modelling in a Changing Environment
15:45 Paul Selwood UK Met Office Weather and Climate Prediction on the NEC SX-6
16:15 Close

IBM sponsored the evening wine reception at the 
Talbot Rice Gallery on Thursday 8th July, from 7:30pm

Registration is now closed

Postal Address:

The Second HPCx Annual Seminar


The University of Edinburgh

James Clark Maxwell Building

Mayfield Road

Edinburgh EH9 3JZ



Travelling to the Seminar

The seminar was held at NeSC, which is housed in the e-Science Institute (eSI), and commenced at 9am on the 9th of July. For directions to NeSC and the eSI, please click here.

The Buffet/Wine reception was held in the Red Gallery, at the Talbot Rice Gallery, and commenced at 7.30pm on the 8th of July. For directions to the Buffet/Wine Reception, please click here.


Here is a list of some hotels and B&Bs which we have found that may be useful. Quoted prices are only a guide.

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