Dear users of HPC facility,

Following the success of previous meetings, we would like to announce
the University of Bath's 4th HPC Symposium which will take place on
Thursday 4th June (all day).

The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for current (and
prospective) users of the University's HPC service, currently Aquila,
with news on acceptance testing for the new resource Balena, 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:

  • We are delighted to announce that the keynote lecture will be
    delivered by Mark Chapman from the Bloodhound SSC project.
  • Talks and posters by users of the HPC facility.
  • Prizes will be given for the best contributions overall and from a
  • A buffet lunch will be provided along with after event 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

  • 8th May: Abstract submission and naming competition deadline
  • 22nd May: Registration deadline
  • 4th 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 22rd May by completing the
registration form at and let
us know ( if you have any special dietary

NB: A separate announcement extending an invitation just to the keynote
talk will be publicised shortly. If you are already registering for the
symposium there is NO need to register for both.
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 contributions. 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 8th 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 15th.
We look forward to seeing you on the 4th June,

the Scientific Organising Committee,

Dr Steven Chapman (Computing Services)
Dr James Grant (Chemistry)
Dr Stefano Angioni (Mechanical Engineering)


PS: Please pass on this invitation to anyone in your department that you
think might be interested in participating and feel free to print out
and display the poster in your department (a .pdf file is available at

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