Computing Insight UK 2021
21 Jun 2021







​Thursday 9 and Friday 10 December 2021


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Computing Insight UK 2021 took place at Manchester Central on the 9-10 December. The theme for the conference was "Hetero​geneous Computing" with sub-themes including subjects such as "Why Hetero​geneous Computing?", "Hardware Sub-Systems", "Co-Design and Environment" and "Emerging Technologies".

CIUK 2021 included an exhibition of the latest hardware and software releases plus a full, two day programme of presentations and a series of parallel breakout sessions. There was a student poster competition plus the second instalment of the CIUK Student Cluster Challenge. We also presented our annual Jacky Pallas Memorial Award. All of this took place on-site at Manchester Central with the presentations broadcast live online. 

The following safety measures were been agreed with the venue and the CIUK Scientific Advisory Committee, and were in place throughout the conference...


CIUK 2021 Keynote Presentation

This year's CIUK Keynote Presentation​ was given by Professor Simon McIntosh-Smith (University of Bristol) who presented on “Heterogeneous Computing: past, present and future”
Heterogeneous computing has been a part of HPC almost since the field began, but the current wave, which began 15 years ago, is the most significant revolution in the field since the commodity cluster. In this talk we will explore where this trend has come from, discuss its implications, and consider how our community needs to act in order to be ready for the era of heterogeneous Exascale supercomputers. We will also discuss related initiatives in the UK, such as ExCALIBUR and the UK’s Exascale programme.

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If you have never attended a Computing I​nsight UK conference before and want to know what it is all about you can check out our "What is CIUK?" section on the website. We also have a highlights video from CIUK 2019 (unfortunately we do not have a video from CIUK 2020 as the conference was entirely online) that gives a good overview of what is involved...

Information from previous CIUK conferences, including proceedings, presentations and photos, is available below for reference...

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You can also find a selecion of videos from previous conferences on our YouTube channel...

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