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HPCx 7th Annual Seminar


The seminar

As the national HPCx service approaches the end of its lifespan, this was the final Annual Seminar in a series that began in December 2003. This year's seminar looked back at the last seven years of HPCx with talks from the technology provider - IBM - as well as two of the consortia who have used the service most since it began. The seminar began with a session on the recent complementary computing challenge projects and the final session included talks looking to the future of HPC after HPCx

Host and Venue

The 7th HPCx Annual Seminar took place on Thursday, 3rd December 2009 at STFC Daresbury Laboratory. The seminar was organised and hosted by the Computational Science & Engineering Department at STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus, Warrington WA4 4AD. How to get there - map and directions.


09:30 Registration and Coffee
10:00 Welcome and Introduction Richard Blake, STFC
Session 1: Complementary Computing
10:15 HPCx: Going out in a Blaze of Glory Alan Gray, EPCC
10:45 Simulations of Pores: From Bio to Nano (KEYNOTE presentation) Mark Sansom, Oxford University
11:45 Biomolecular Modelling Carmen Domene, Oxford University
12:15 Simulations of antihydrogen formation Svante Jonsell, Swansea University
12:45 Lunch
Session 2: HPCx Highlights
13:45 The Technology Caroline Isaac, IBM
14:15 Computational Materials Chemistry on HPCx Richard Catlow, UCL
14:45 The Higem Project David Stevens, University of East Anglia
15:15 Coffee
Session 3: Looking Forward - Life After HPCx
15:45 PRACE Alan Simpson, EPCC
16:15 Past, Present, Petascale ... the Future of Capability Computing Mike Ashworth, STFC
16:45 Meeting Closes
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