Staff from the Scientific Computing Department and the Hartree Centre were in Salt Lake City in November for the world’s largest supercomputing conference to showcase STFC’s world class science
With the efforts of Nick Hill and Damian Jones the new design rose from a blank 20x20 ft space to a SCD and Hartree Centre booth in just under 2 days. This was longer than expected as the vinyl graphics had shrunk in transport!
The team in total had eight slots on the programme at this annual event, ranging from training others to use new High Performance Computing systems, to delivering papers on results.
Key themes of the conference were 'cognitive computing', the topic of the keynote speech, as well as energy efficient computing and women in HPC . This year at the opening media lunch it was announced that 25 percent of attendees of the conference were women - the result of a concerted effort to diversify the workforce in the field of HPC.
John Baker, Neil Morgan and Milos Puzovic all delivered sessions on energy efficient computing.
|||The booth was busy at times as we explained to visitors the world class science that STFC supports and the expertise needed to analyse experimental data and perform simulations enabling scientists to maximise their scientific insight. Visitors also liked the STFC brains as who couldn't do with an additional brain now and then!|||
Sergi Siso gave a tutorial teaching students and professionals which tools can help them to use modern High Performance Computing systems. The conference hosted 270 students in total this year.
Robin Pinning delivered a session in Data Centric Cognitive Computing at the Hartree Centre – A Model for Collaboration to Drive Economic Impact.
More details about the conference can also be found in Stephen Longshaw's blog: http://www.micronanoflows.ac.uk/people/dr-stephen-m-longshaw
A big thank you to everybody who took part in making SC16 a success!
We're already planning for SC17 Denver http://sc17.supercomputing.org/.with with key themes of High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
Hopefully we'll see you there!