Workshop 1: Evaluation of Nvidia Omniverse for Digital Engineering

Workshop 1: Evaluation of Nvidia Omniverse for Digital Engineering

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A workshop with the fusion community to evaluate Nvidia's Omniverse potential for developing a platform for digital engineering.

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Workshop 1: Evaluation of Nvidia Omniverse for Digital Engineering

The University of Manchester has recently secured funding via the UKAEA SBRI scheme to evaluate Nvidia's Omniverse as a possible foundation for the development of a community-led integrated platform for digital engineering. The purpose of this online workshop is to introduce the concept to the community and seek input regarding the viability of the idea. The workshop will be of interest to those working in fusion research, including users and developers of open source and proprietary software components that could form part of the platform. In a series of short talks, Lee Margetts will give an overview of the meeting, Andrew Davis will highlight the computational challenges being addressed in the STEP programme and Chris Mcleod will introduce the Nvidia Omniverse platform. The talks will be followed by a breakout discussion session. A short report summarising the outcome of the meeting will be made available to participants.

Chair's Introduction

Aneeqa Khan, Research Fellow in Nuclear Fusion

Integrated Digital Engineering for Fusion Energy

Lee Margetts, UKAEA Chair of Digital Engineering for Fusion Energy

Spherical Tokamak Energy Production (STEP)

Andrew Davis, STEP Digital Enablers Lead , UKAEA

Introduction to the Nvidia Omniverse Platform

Chris Mcleod, Senior Solutions Architect, Nvidia, UK

Breakout Discussion

Dalton Nuclear Institute

The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute brings together the University's community of over 170 PhD researchers, postdocs and fellows, and 120 academics. Spread across three faculties, their work covers the full nuclear fuel cycle, fusion, health and social research. Together this community forms the most advanced nuclear research capability in the UK.

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