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ARC & Big Data Open Day

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 from 12:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

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Leeds University ARC & Big Data Open Day 

Our annual ARC (Advanced Research Computing) Open Day is an opportunity to find out more about the type of research that HPC supports at the University.

Whether you are a novice who wants to find out more or you already make use of research computing facilities, there's something in the programme for you. 

Open to researchers from every faculty and anyone who has an interest in HPC (High Performance Computing), the afternoon will include:

  • Keynote address
  • Talks from researchers across the HPC user base at Leeds
  • Buffet lunch and Poster session
  • Wine reception and networking session

For more information, please contact us.

Time Activity
11:45-12:00 Arrival and registration
12:00-12:05 Welcome and opening remarks
12:05-12:55 Lunch and poster session
12:55-13:15 Official launch of ARC2 and address from the Vice-Chancellor,
Sir Alan Langlands
Session 1: HPC at Leeds (session chair: Prof. Peter Jimack)
13:15-13:40 Talk 1: Prof. Steve Tobias
Order from Chaos: HPC and the solar cycle 
Talk 2: Prof. Ken Carslaw
Ensemble global aerosol model simulations to quantify climate forcing uncertainty
14:05-14:30 Talk 3: Dr Andrew Scott
Understanding Local Structure and Bonding in Materials using Imaging and Spectroscopy together with Ab-Initio Modelling backed by High Performance Computing
14:30-14:55 Talk 4: Dr Mark Iles
HPC and population-based genetic studies: Identifying the genetic determinants of melanoma
14:55-15:20 Refreshments
Session 2: Big Data challenges at Leeds (chair: Prof. David Hogg)
15:20-15:45  Talk 5: Dr Hamish Carr
Big Data and Big Iron: Pushing the limits of Computer Science
15:45-16:10 Talk 6: Prof. David Westhead
Medical Bioinformatics- the challenges of cancer
16:10-16:35 Talk 7: Dr Nick Malleson & Dr Kirk Harland
Computational Geography: Simulating Society with Big Data and HPC
Drinks reception

Do you have questions about ARC & Big Data Open Day? Contact ARC team

When & Where

The University of Leeds
Great/Little Woodhouse Rooms
University House
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 from 12:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

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