Computing Insight UK 2015

Incorporating MEW
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 8-9 December 2015

Computing Insight UK is a new event for the UK, replacing the internationally renowned Machine Evaluation Workshop (MEW).

Delegate registration is now OPEN!

This new event will build on the heritage of the MEW and offer you the chance to hear about the latest developments in high performance computing, cloud and data analytics. Discover how these exciting fields deliver real-world benefits and value to businesses and researchers.

The event will include an exhibition of the latest technology from the leading hardware and software developers and resellers plus a programme of user presentations highlighting real life examples of how HPC can help your research or business. There will also be an exhibitor’s forum and a series of breakout sessions running alongside the main programme.

An early bird fee of £59 is available until 31 October. From 1 November the fee will rise to £99.

The registration fee includes entrance to the CIUK exhibition, the main presentation programme, the exhibitor forum, breakout sessions and the official conference dinner (8 December). Lunches and refreshments are included on both days.


Come and join us at this exciting new HPC event for the UK.

Main Programme


09:45 - 10:00 Welcome and Introduction    
10:00 - 10:30 Rick Anderson (STFC),
Michael Johnston (IBM)
Computational appliances: Enabling the adoption of insilico experiments GPFS 
User Group
10:00 - 12:00

Simon Thompson
(Birmingham University)
10:30 - 11:00 Anna Duncan
(Oxford University)
Using HPC to bridge the gap between simulation and experiment for biological cell membranes
11:00 - 11:30 Refreshment Break Sponsored by:  
11:30 - 12:00 Roger Downing
Predictive archaeology
12:00 - 12:30 Antonio Fernandez-Guerra
(Oxford University)
Adapting by necessity, a heterogeneous HPC experience analysing the Ocean Sampling Day metagenomes  
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break Sponsored by:    
14:30 - 14:50 Bruno Silva
(Francis Crick Insitutite)
eMedLab - Merging High Performance and Cloud Computing for Biomedical research Energy Efficient
14:00 - 16:00

Neil Morgan
(STFC Hartree Centre)
14:50 - 15:10 Tom Connor
(Cardiff University)
CLIMB: Developing a national e-infrastructure for microbial bioinformatics
15:10 - 15:30 Paul Calleja
(Cambridge University)
An OpenStack Journey – with the University of Cambridge 
15:30 - 16:00 Cloud Panel Discussion / Questions
16:00 - 17:00 Refreshment Break Sponsored by:    
17:00 - 17:30 Phil Hasnip
(York University)
When the Fast Fourier Transform isn't Optimising the hierarchical parallelism of CASTEP  
17:30 - 18:00 Stephen Blair-Chappel
Ten things you should know about Code Modernisation  
18:00 - 19:00 Keynote Presentation Sponsored by:    
19:00 - 21:00 CIUK2015 Conference Dinner Sponsored by:    



09:00 - 09:30 Tobias Weinzierl
(Durham University)
Experiences and recipes for particle-mesh algorithms with very low arithmetic intensity  
09:30 - 10:00 Alan Gray
(University of Edinburgh)
Complex Fluid Simulations on Thousands of GPUs with Performance Portability   
10:00 - 11:00 Refreshment Break Sponsored by:   DOCKER
User Group
10:00 - 12:00

James McClung
11:00 - 11:30 Justina Saldziunaite
Small steps or a giant leap - Keeping IT services abreast of new technology advances
11:30 - 12:00 Martyn Guest
(ARCCA, Cardiff University)
Application Performance on Multi-Core Processors     
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break Sponsored by:    
14:00 - 14:30 Yoon Ho
(Rolls Royce)
Rolls Royce -  how we use HPC in the innovation cycle OpenStack
User Group
14:00 - 16:00

Claire O'Toole
14:30 - 15:00 Mark Bankhead
Title TBC
15:00 - 15:30 Andrew Edmondson
(Birmingham University) 
Discovering new family trees of biblical manuscripts
15:30 - 16:00 Refreshment Break Sponsored by:  



We’re delighted to announce that Richard Noble of Bloodhound SSC will be returning to Computing Insight UK 2015 as our guest keynote speaker. 

Against the backdrop of today's low risk culture, Richard Noble is an entrepreneur and record-breaker who dares to challenge the status quo and specialises in developing high risk ventures. He is most well known as the driver of the Thrust2 jet-propelled car, which brought the world land speed record back to Britain in 1983, and for leading the ThrustSSC programme, the first ever supersonic land speed record holding car. The most recent of his ventures is the supersonic Mach 1.4 Bloodhound SSC, recently unveiled to the public at an event in Canary Wharf which drew over 6,000 visitors. 

Drawing on a lifetime of exciting experiences, Richard will develop on the themes he spoke about at last year’s event and provide an update on the Bloodhound project and the supersonic car that has been specially built to attempt to beat the previous land speed record of 763 mph (1,228 km/h).

Exploring the challenges of implementing change and innovation through public outreach in a tough economic landscape, Richard will report back on his experiences over the last year – including planning the next Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt due in October 2016 – and illustrate where the Bloodhound project is headed next. 


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