Following the success of previous meetings, we would like to announce the University of Bath's 3rd HPC Symposium which will take place on Thursday 5th June (all day).

If you would like to attend, please register before Friday 23rd May by completing the registration form at and let us know ( if you have any special dietary requirements. See the Registration section below for more information.

The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for current (and prospective) users of the University's HPC service, currently Aquila, as well as providing an excellent opportunity to network and exchange ideas with colleagues. Hopefully the experience and the people you meet will help you with your own research in the future.

The following activities are planned for the day:

  • A keynote lecture by Prof. Martin Guest (University of Cardiff, HPC Wales), one of the UK's leading experts on HPC in Scientific Computing.
  • Talks and posters by users of the HPC facility.
  • Prizes will be given for the best talk (iPad mini) and the best poster (iPod nano).
  • Results of the naming competition for and update on the progress of the new HPC facility.
  • A buffet lunch will be provided along with refreshments and lots of opportunities to network.

The meeting will be held in the Chancellor Building, Room CB2.6, further details can be found on the webpage:

Important dates

  • 9th May: Abstract submission and naming competition deadline
  • 23rd May: Registration deadline
  • 5th June: HPC Symposium



There is no registration fee, but we need to collect a list of attendees and know numbers in advance to organise catering. If you are interested in attending, please register by Friday 23rd May by completing the registration form at and let us know ( if you have any special dietary requirements.


Talks and posters

Contributions in the form of talks and posters are vital for the success of the symposium and there will be prizes for the best talk and poster. If you are currently using the University's HPC facility for your research, we strongly encourage you to share your experiences with others at the meeting. You can also present your research if you are not currently using the HPC facility, but are working on a computationally intensive problem which might benefit from using HPC.

The following topics will be covered (list not exhaustive)...

  • HPC driven research in all disciplines
  • Experiences with tools and libraries
  • Parallel code development and scalability
  • Algorithms
  • Novel architectures: GPUs and Xeon Phi

Contributed talks are scheduled to be 15 minutes (including questions).

If you plan to present a talk or poster, please submit your abstract in LaTeX or Microsoft Word format and send your .tex source file or the word template in an email to by the abstract submission deadline of Friday 9th May. The LaTeX and Word templates can be found on the website; please remember to rename the file with your username e.g. abstract_sac44.doc.

The best abstracts will be selected and a list of talks and posters will be announced on May 16th.

We look forward to seeing you on the 5th June,

the Scientific Organising Committee,
Dr Steven Chapman (Computing Services)
Dr Eike Mueller (Maths)
Dr James Grant (Chemistry)

Posted in: Advancing Research Computing, High Performance Computing (HPC), Research


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