CIUK 2018 Programme
17 Jan 2019





DAY 1: Wednesday 12 December 2018

​08:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:00​Welcome   Tom Griffin (STFC)​​ ​ ​
​10:00 - 10:30

Supporting and Developing Careers in HPC

Simon Thompson (University of Birmingham)​ ​
10:30 - 11:00​ ​Journeys in Research Computing, Genomics
and Atmospheric Physics – Challenges, Successes and Lessons Learnt
Man-Suen Chan (Oxford University)​ ​
HPC in the Cloud
Dairsie Latimer (Red Oak Consulting)​
​Interconnect topology considerations applied to applications and clusters   Darren Harkins (Mellanox)
​11:00 - 11:30
Refreshments   Sponsored by BOSTON​ ​  
​11:30 - 12:00
The image analyst under the microscope
Leila Muresan (Cambridge University)​ ​
Artificial Intelligence in 15 minutes or less
Matt Armstrong (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)​
BeeGFS for different I/O profiles
Marco Merkel (ThinkParQ)​
​12:00 - 12:30
Reflections on a career in computing, from teletypes and card decks to a modern University Research Computing service
Paul Hatton (University of Birmingham)​ ​
Lean Composites Manufacturing through Machine Learning   Nathan Harper (CFMS)​
Technical challenges of complex workloads and how to tackle them   Sven Oehme (DDN)
​12:30 - 14:30
Lunch   Sponsored by NEC​ ​
​14:30 - 15:00
JASMIN – On the road to high performance
software defined object stores

Jonathan Churchill (STFC)​ ​
Tuning I/O and sizing storage for the cloud: a case study   Rosemary Francis (Ellexus)​
Project JASMIN at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories   Alex Oldfield (Caringo)​
​15:00 - 15:30
Realising HPC Performance and Agility in
Private Cloud - A Case Study

Stig Telfer (StackHPC Ltd)​ ​
From Terabytes to Petabytes: How to address the new challenges of data protection?  
Herve Collard (Atempo)​
The Atos Quantum Learning Machine
Emily Barrett (Atos)​
​15:30 - 16:00
Arm Developments in HPC
Oliver Perks (ARM)​ ​
Cray HPC Storage Solutions
Torben Kling Petersen (Cray)​
How To Build A Storage Appliance That's Cooler Than A Dog   Jason van der Schyff (SoftIron)
​16:00 - 16:30
Liverpool University - Stepping to Hybrid HPC. The Barkla Cluster & Cloud
Cliff Addison (Liverpool University)​ ​
Is Cloud The Next Disruption in HPC?
Graham Russell (Rescale)​
Redefining Memory and Storage
Toby Smith (Intel)​
​16:30 - 17:00
Refreshments   Sponsored by BOSTON​ ​
​17:00 - 18:00
Application Performance on Multi-Core Processor
Martyn Guest (ARCCA, Cardiff University)
​ ​
18:00 - 19:00​Keynote Presentation - Fred Streitz
Director, High Performance Computing Innovation Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
"Machine Learning and Predictive Simulation: HPC and the U.S. Cancer Moonshot"​
19:00 - 21:00​Networking Reception and Student Poster Competition   Sponsored by BeeGFS​ ​

DAY 2: Thursday 13 December 2018

​08:30 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:00​The emergence of AI and HPC: a new hybrid architecture for high performance data analytics   Andy Grant (Atos) ​ ​ ​ ​
GenZ - the future of composable computing. What it might mean for HPC   Steve Smith (Dell)​
​10:00 - 10:30

Building A Collaborative Clinical Genomics Service

Jon Lockley (Cancer Research)
Lights-Out Operations: How to Manage Unified
HPC Storage Infrastructures with Quobyte

Matthias Grawinkel (Quobyte)
Next-Generation Vector Computing with NEC SX Aurora TSUBASA   Oliver Tennert (NEC)​
10:30 - 11:00​ ​Mo’ cores, mo’ problems?
Exascale, accelerators and the CASTEP code 
Phil Hasnip (York University)
Moving HPC to the Cloud
Angel Caballero (UNIVA)
Why Scale-Out POSIX File Systems are Important   Troy Alexander (Qumulo)
​11:00 - 11:30
Refreshments   Sponsored by MELLANOX​  
​11:30 - 12:00
Authentication and authorisation infrastructure (AAI) for medical research computing
Callum Smith (Oxford University)​
ClusterVision Development Roadmap: Cluster Management, Cloud, and HPC Storage  
Heather Stephens (ClusterVision)
The Arm HPC Ecosystem in 2018
Mark Clarke (ARM)
​12:00 - 12:30
The movement towards HPC inclusivity –
Case Studies in Cloud HPC

Cristin Merritt (Alces Flight)
Lessons learned from HPC: The dark art of moving bottlenecks around systems architectures   
David Power (Boston)
A fault-tolerant implementation of Software-Defined Storage   Markku Räsänen (Tuxera)
​12:30 - 14:00
Lunch   Sponsored by ATOS
​14:00 - 14:30​Flash in HPC – Separating Facts from Fiction
Torben Kling Petersen (Cray)​ ​
Huawei advancements in the HPC hardware space
Mark Allsopp (Huawei)
Delivering cloud computing as a service in a research environment – Case Study   Andrew Dean (OCF)
​14:30 - 15:00
Artificial Intelligence at the Edge
Peter Beckman (Argonne National Laboratory)
Alces Flight: On-Demand HPC
Wil Mayers (Alces Flight)
Accelerating Data Intensive Applications with Shared NVMe Storage   Ziv Serlin (e8 Storage)
​15:00 - 15:30
Technical Challenges of Complex Workloads
and How to Tackle Them

Sven Oehme (DDN)
Architecture of a Next-Generation Object Storage Device in the Panasas Filesystem   
Curtis Anderson (Panasas)
How Verne Global is providing industrial scale HPC and GPU as a Service for the UK Research community from Iceland
Spencer Lamb (Verne Global)
​15:30 - 16:00
Extreme-scaling on Omni-Path fabric: performance for computational astrochemistry
David Benoit (Hull) ​

CIUK 2018 closes - See you at CIUK 2019, 5-6 December, Manchester Central

Contact: Jones, Damian (STFC,DL,SC)