HPC-Based Computational Fluid Dynamics Workshop @ Lancaster University 7-8 April 2016

Lancaster University will be hosting a two-day HPC-based CFD for Offshore Renewable Energy (HPC-CORE) workshop on 7-8 April 2016 which will bring together academic and industry experts in Engineering, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, and Scientific Computing to: a) highlight the state-of-the-art in high-fidelity computational technologies for offshore renewable energy applications, and b) discuss the challenges and solutions to using CFD for extremely large realistic problems, requiring optimal exploitation of massive HPC resources.

HPC-CORE targeted applications and supporting HPC technologies include, but are not limited to:

  • Wind and tidal turbine fluid dynamics.
  • Wave load modelling for offshore floating turbine design.
  • Wake/turbine interaction modelling in wind farm and tidal array flow analysis.
  • Novel approaches and demonstrations of distributed and/or shared memory parallelization approaches, including Graphics Processing Units.
  • Parallel large input/output data handling (e.g. HDF5).

Both presenting and non-presenting attendees should register by sending an email to hpc.core.workshop@gmail.com by 15 February 2016. The registration is free and a buffet lunch will be provided on both days of the workshop. For more details about the event please click here.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Jens N. Sorensen, Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark: Simulation of Wind Turbine Wakes and Wind Farms, 7 April 2016.
  • Prof. Deborah Greaves, School of Marine Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth: Making Waves in Offshore Renewables, 7 April 2016.
  • Dr. Alan Gray, EPCC, University of Edinburgh: GPUs for Scientific Applications, 8 April 2015.


Hartree Centre Summer Schools 2015

The Hartree Centre Summer Schools will be taking place at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory this June and July, focusing on the topics of Visualisation, Big Data and High Performance Computing.  Each week of the summer school will comprise of a mixture of lectures from internationally renowned experts and practical exercises on state of the art systems for visualization, compute and Big Data (IBM BG/Q, iDataPlex and NeXtScale systems).


  • Week One – VISUALIZATION – Monday 15 to Friday 19 June
    School Leaders: Hank Childs (University of Oregon) and Hamish Carr (Leeds University)
    Learn the skills necessary to develop applications that enable you to assimilate complex information quickly and easily and discover the latest visualization tools.


  • Week Two – BIG DATA – Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July
    School Leaders: Nicole Barry (IBM) and Chris Williams (IBM)
    Learn about the opportunities and challenges that Big Data & Analytics presents including the chance to get hands on with the recently installed Big Data cluster at the Hartree Centre.


  • Week Three – HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING – Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
    School Leaders: Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee) and Kirk E. Jordan (IBM)
    Learn the skills necessary to develop applications that run on the top 20 machines of the Top500 list, now and in the future. Discover the architectures and the best technologies to use.

Registration fees are £150 per week which includes all course material, lunch and refreshments during the day and a conference dinner. The deadline to register is Friday 15 May. For further details and to complete the online registration form please visit the registration page.

Innovations in Healthcare Conference 2015 at The University of Sheffield

Innovations in Healthcare at the University of Sheffield is an exciting event that will provide the opportunity for institutions to hear about industry collaborations with the university and to find out what the Northern Health Science Alliance is doing to boost health innovation in the north.

The event is free to attend and will consist of 1:1 networking sessions with academics and industry experts from across the health sector, exhibitions from health related research centres and departments at the university and the chance to learn how to access funding for your research.

  For more details and to register please click here.

CUDA Programming Workshop 19-20 May 2015 @ The University of Sheffield

The GPU Computing Centre at The University of Sheffield is running a CUDA programming workshop on 19-20 May 2015.

The aim of the course is to provide a basic understanding of principles of CUDA GPU programming and GPU programming with directives using OpenACC.

Prior knowledge of CUDA or Parallel programming is not required. Previous knowledge of C/C++ is required in order to get the most out of the course. Familiarity with concepts such as pointers, arrays and functions is essential.

The course given by NVIDIA trainers, consists of approximately 3 hours of lectures and 4 hours of practical training each day.

To register please visit the Nvidia website.

The full agenda is available here.

UK & Ireland OpenFOAM Meeting 13-14 April 2015, University of Leeds

Following the first successful UK & Ireland OpenFOAM user meeting in Bristol a second meeting will be held on 13th and 14th April at the University of Leeds. This event is driven by the OpenFOAM community and is free to attend. The objective of the user meeting is to spend one and a half days sharing experiences and hints on the use of OpenFOAM and to encourage collaboration. The intended audience for the user meeting are all users of OpenFOAM in the region who might be able to share progress, problems or challenges of their work with the community.

To view the full agenda for the day please click here.

To attend or present your work please send a short email to Adam Johns- sc07aj@leeds.ac.uk

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