We are pleased to announce two keynote talks for the upcoming 5th Annual Bath HPC Symposium on Thursday 9th June.
The first keynote will be given by Dr Tom Connor from Cardiff University, titled "The Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB); overcoming barriers to software use and data sharing in biology".
Genome sequencing has made it possible to examine fundamental biological questions over vast scales; from bacteria to man. Since the first bacterial genome was published 20 years ago, research focused around bacterial pathogens has been at the very vanguard of the revolution that has transformed biology into a data rich, data intensive field of science. Thomas will discuss how cloud approaches are being used in the MRC’s £8.5m CLIMB project to overcome key challenges that exist for most biologists today.
The second keynote will be delivered by Andy Mallinson from Intel. Andy will give us an overview of the Xeon Phi (MIC) architecture, some tips and tricks for developing, optimising and porting HPC codes to use them, a glimpse of Intel's future roadmap and the benefit these development will have for next-generation HPC systems.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind those who have not yet registered to do so, and to encourage participants to submit an abstract for a contributed talk or poster on their research.
Registration is currently open at https://bathhpc-2016.eventbrite.co.uk (deadline: Friday 27th May), and information about abstract submission can be found on the symposium website at http://go.bath.ac.uk/hpc-symposium (deadline: today, Friday 13th May).
We will be in touch again with further updates soon.
Jonathan and Steven