Computing Insight UK 2021
21 Jun 2021



Join us in person as we return with a physical conference in 2021




​Thursday 9 and Friday 10 December 2021


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Computing Insight UK 2021 will be a physical, face-to-face conference at Manchester Central on the 9-10 December. The theme for the conference is "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 will include 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 will be a student poster competition plus the second instalment of the CIUK Student Cluster Challenge. We will also present our annual Jacky Pallas Memorial Award. All of this will take place on-site at Manchester Central with the presentations broadcast live online. 

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


CIUK 2021 Keynote Presentation

This year's CIUK Keynote Presentation​ will be given by Professor Simon McIntosh-Smith (University of Bristol) who will present 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.

CIUK 2021 Exhibition

​​Register to Exhibit

Registration for the CIUK 2021 Exhibition​ is now open!

The exhibition will be open on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 December at Manchester Central. As with previous years we have four different exhibitor packages available - Standard, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Full details and an online registration form can be found on the exhibition page​.​

Student Poster Competition

Submit Your ​Application

We are currently accepting applications for our CIUK 2021 Student Poster Competition.

Selected posters will be displayed physically at the conference and also online, as well as being included in the official conference proceedings.  Our online CIUK poster platform allows delegates, and competition judges, to send questions directly to the poster presenters and we plan to display selected posters from Monday 8 November up to the conference on 9-10 December, where a panel of judges will select their winning poster. The winner will be announced before the final session on the afternoon of Friday 10 December. All finalists will have FREE access to the Conference in Manchester.

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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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