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£12 Million Awarded to SES Institutions to Deliver University HPC

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Researchers across the Science and Engineering South Consortium (SES) and the wider UK research community will soon benefit from an influx of funding to support scientific work on computational systems, crucial to the development of the UK economy and with high impact in areas such as the environment, technology, and health. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research council (EPSRC) has awarded £12 million to SES institutions towards developing university Tier 2, High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities with a diversity of architectures that are designed to provide a boost to research and innovation and fill a gap where computational needs have...
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Autumn Academy for High Performance Computing

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The HPC Short Courses Consortium wishes to announce the fifth Autumn Academy for High Performance Computing September 12th – 23rd, 2016 At the Maxwell Centre at the University of Cambridge The Academy is an intensive two-week course designed to train research workers to start modifying and developing effective and efficient code for applications in High Performance Computing.  Who should attend? —————— The Autumn Academy is suitable for any researcher who has some familiarity with programming and wishes to start modifying and/or writing code for use on mid and high performance computer resources. The Academy is particularly well suited to PhD…

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Emerald Gives Green Light to Oilfield Breakthrough

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Pioneering software designed to help the oil and gas industry boost production and profits has been developed with crucial input from Emerald, the UK’s most powerful supercomputer of its kind. The brainchild of Oxfordshire start-up Ridgeway Kite Software, the new tool is set to deliver a big leap forward in the ability to simulate oil and gas reservoirs – benefiting engineers facing key decisions on how many wells to drill and exactly where to locate them. Harnessing Emerald, a cutting-edge facility developed by three SES members, has helped enable rapid development at affordable cost and confirmed the software’s suitability for use...
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Bringing HPC Alive

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Last Thursday 21st April, Oxford Advanced Research Computing (ARC) and SES hosted the annual ARC High Performance Computing Showcase at Oxford E-research Centre to feature some of the largest research projects utilising HPC in Oxford. With speakers from The University of Oxford, Swansea University, Lenovo, and Jacobs University, Bremen, the event showcased how researchers are tacking scientific challenges using HPC. Dr. Ben Evans (Swansea University) reprised last year's visit from Bloodhound SCC, updating guests on the design of their 1,000mph car and explaining how CFD has been essential to understanding phenomena in the accelerating stage of the vehicle (see simulation below). This information...
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Dr. Peter Vincent – Computational Fluid Dynamics for Industry and Manufacturing. Part Three

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We sat down with Dr. Peter Vincent to gain some insight into his research at Vincent Lab. Dr. Vincent has been a key user of SES machine Emerald, and discusses applications of CFS and his research in various sectors, as well as his collaborations with key businesses and industry members, translating academic research into commercially viable products and resources. To find out more about his research, please read the case study. Don't forget to watch part two.
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High Performance Computing and Big Data

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The High Performance Computing and Big Data Conference 2016 will build upon the success of the last two year’s events and explore the policy surrounding the development of the UK’s e-infrastructure, HPC and big data. The event will also showcase innovative, cutting edge and best practice case studies from the public and private sector – demonstrating how academics, researchers and the private sector and utilise HPC and big data for increased success.

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