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Supercomputers for the 21st Century

David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, is a keynote speaker at the the Research and Development Society’s conference, Supercomputers for the 21st Century: A Step-Change in Advanced Modelling and Virtual Prototyping, taking place on 18th September. 

The minister, who is co-chair of the UK E-Infrastructure Leadership Council, will start by imparting the new strategic vision for UK e-Infrastructure in which the government is investing £165m. He will be joined by fellow co-chair Professor Dominic Tildesley and other distinguished speakers.

The conference, sponsored by Intel, IBM and the Institute of Physics will also provide opportunity to hear about scientific modeling and virtual prototyping; learn about the challenges facing next-generation supercomputer design and new software development and learn how the new International Centre for Computational Science and Engineering (ICE-CSE) will ensure the UK maintains its global lead in this discipline.

The intention is that the next generation of supercomputing is be built to support novel infrastructures for Internet, Grid and Cloud computing.  This will involve the development of a number of computationally challenging scientific and commercial applications to run on high-performance and power-aware microarchitectures, using multithreading to dramatically improve high-performance computational and programming modelling.  To accomplish this both the hardware and software aspects of computational acceleration will need to be investigated and new architectures and hardware will need to be developed. The UK plans to have a state of the art facility to lead in this enterprise.

The E-Infrastructure Leadership Council was established in March 2012 with a mandate for the development of a detailed strategy to deliver a world-class e-Infrastructure and High Performance Computing (HPC) capability for the UK. Also in March 2012, The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and IBM announced “… a major collaboration that will create one of the world’s foremost centres in software development. This collaboration is a key component, and marks the launch, of the International Centre of Excellence for Computational Science and Engineering (ICE-CSE)”.  This facility will be located at STFC, Daresbury which is also home to the University of Liverpool’s Virtual Engineering Centre, collaborating with aerospace and other advanced technology companies to extend the effective application of “…integrated product/process modeling and the creation of virtual prototypes.”


Read more about Supercomputers for the 21st Century: A Step-Change in Advanced Modelling and Virtual Prototyping.

Registration is available here.





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JBA (http://www.jbaconsulting.com/) have developed a scalable supercomputer using graphics processors. They are using it for their high-resolution flood modelling. Their approach is vastly more cost-effective than buying special purpose supercomputers, and well within the budget even of an SME.
Posted on 03/09/12 09:21.

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