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HPC at Imperial
Thu 23 February 2017, 13:30 – 17:30 GMT
HPC at Imperial: The future of simulation, design, optimisation and prediction for the digital economy
High performance computing underpins many of the latest advances in solving big data problems, conducting advanced modelling, and bringing a new level of depth to complex analyses.
Join academic and industry experts, policy-makers and entrepreneurs as we explore the applications that will exploit the power of high performance computing in the coming decade and the potential shift from niche uses to broader adoption.
Today, through the evolution of hardware, software and algorithms, the blistering speed of high performance computers makes it possible to unlock the promise of big data, unveil the mysteries of the brain, predict societal shifts, decipher the human genome and even describe new materials that have yet to be produced in physical form. As such, high performance computing is now filtering rapidly through many more sectors than before.
Over the next 20 years, the pace of innovation will only increase, opening the door to new applications and new business models that bring HPC closer to consumerisation. Progress brings new opportunities, but also new challenges for software design, efficiency and reliability.
Our conference will reveal some of the most exciting uses of high performance computing today. But most importantly, we will explore the impact that supercomputing might have in the future and what challenges we together might face in the coming years. How will you best utilise ultra-high performance computing for your business in the future?
Dr. Katharina Hauck– Senior Lecturer in Health Economics, Imperial College London
Katharina will show how supercomputing can provide the quantitative evidence that policy-makers need to make better decisions through a better understanding of the interactions between the factors that determine population health and the number of health interventions available.
Dr. Gerard Gorman – Reader in Computational Science, Imperial College London
Gerard will talk about the promise of big data and the need to generate software that can write software, which with the integration with machine learning can help designers and engineers create ideas that can be quickly translated into models. Gerard will give examples of how supercomputing has been used in the oil and gas industry in reservoir modelling.
Prof. Nick Jennings – Vice-Provost (Research)
Nick will talk about the challenges that an ever more connected world has on cyber-security. Nick will explore how supercomputing can help tackling vulnerabilities and how HPC, together with advances in machine learning will make it possible to model the unknown and be ready for future cyber-attacks.
‘Futorial’ Future-focused interactive group sessions, exploring what will appear and disappear in the following fields:
Dr Andrei Kirilenko – Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology - Will lead an exploration of the impact of FinTech and how this will develop in the future
Prof Ralf Toumi – Professor of Atmospheric Physics - Will lead an exploration of how advances in climate analyses based risk modelling can affect the insurance industry
Dr Arash Mostofi – Reader in Theory and Simulation of Materials - Will lead an exploration of how high performance computing and machine learning can aid materials discovery
**Futorials run concurrently
On 23rd February, together we will tackle these and other exciting questions:
What problems should HPC be working on over the next 20 years?
How can industry, HPC users and academia best collaborate to advance the field, solve technical challenges and open up new markets?
What if we could explore a much larger space of possibilities using HPC to “see” out of the box?
What if we could assess the interactions of our design choices with the broader world?
What if HPC could have helped to end the Ebola epidemic?
What if HPC could predict the next financial crisis?
Engage with world-class Imperial academics with deep expertise in the use of HPC across fields such as security, AI, oil and gas, healthcare, environment, finance – and beyond
Network with other experts from industry, academia and beyond, learn how other sectors and domains are grasping the opportunities of High Performance Computing
Explore how HPC could influence sectors and domains in the long-term future through our Tech Foresight presentations
Actively participate in our Futorial workshops, to define new technology directions, consider other factors that might influence the development of HPC based analysis
Take back learnings and apply them in your business to solve real-world problems and to help define new technology and market opportunities
Learn about Imperial’s HPC engagement platform and how to continue longer-term engagement
If your business could benefit from high performance computing and if you are interested in attending this event, please provide your details using this Eventbrite link and we will confirm your registration, or simply contact: email@example.com
For questions, please contact event organizer, Jolanta Leonaite, at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you think others that you know would be interested in attending, please also email Jolanta Leonaite.
**Please note that, whilst there are unlikely to be changes to the topics and presenters, all elements of the final agenda are subject to change without notice. Thank you for your understanding.