CIUK 2021 Breakout Sessions
27 Sep 2021







As with previous editions of Computing Insight UK we included a series of parallel breakout sessions that ran alongside the main programme and the exhibition. 

​​Thursday 9 December (10:00-16:00)


CIUK is excited to welcome the first ever CoSeC Annual Conference to Manchester on Thursday 9 December. 

The Computational Science Centre for Research Communities (CoSeC) supports the advancement of scientific research by developing and strengthening software to analyse and solve increasingly complex problems in multiple disciplines - physics, chemistry, life sciences, engineering, and more.

Funded by EPSRC, MRC, and BBSRC, CoSeC also provides a hub for exchanging knowledge and expertise through training and outreach. Long-term partnerships and collaborations with universities and other research establishments are at the heart of what CoSeC does. Together, they convey longevity to the software and expertise that, alongside  continued advancement of computational hardware and the nurturing of strong collaborations, provide what is necessary  for scientific communities to flourish.

The agenda for the conference is currently being finalised and will be added here once the speakers are in place. However, we can confirm that the conference will include sessions on exascale computing, data science and scientific challenges - all from a CoSeC perspective - as well as an overview of CoSeC itself. 

Come along on Thursday 9 December to find out more about what CoSeC is, what it does and how it does it. 


In order to attend the CoSeC Annual Conference you must be a registered attendee for CIUK 2021 - REGISTER HERE​.

Presentations will be broadcast online. Select the "Online" option when registering.

Friday 10 December (10:00-12:00)

Spectrum_Scale_Logo.pngWe are delighted to welcome the Spectrum Scale User Group back to CIUK in 2021. Their meeting will take place on Friday 10 December. 

The Spectrum Scale (GPFS) User Group is free to join and open to all using, interested in using or integrating Spectrum Scale. We welcome Spectrum Scale users from a wide range of industries and are not sector specific. Our membership represents media, academia, research, automotive, defence, pharmaceutical industries, etc.

The Spectrum Scale User Group aims to:

  • Bring together users of Spectrum Scale and Spectrum Scale with Spectrum Protect with ILM (TSM/HSM) into a collective environment
  • Represent the needs of the Spectrum Scale User Group members
  • Liaise with IBM and our User Group members to improve Spectrum Scale and Spectrum Scale with Spectrum Protect
  • Provide a “localised” community for support and knowledge sharing
  • Raise awareness of Spectrum Scale as a capable data management platform​

In order to attend the Spectrum Scale User Group Meeting you must be a registered attendee for CIUK 2021 - REGISTER HERE​.


Contact: Computing Insight UK