Monday, 10 March 2014


Sorry for  week off from blogging- been away to visit family in the Caribbean. I know,  it's a hard life. Can you imagine living where the beaches are this packed?

No, me neither.

Anyway back to work now. Here's a bit of a plug to start with.

In addition to the great work we do supporting learning and teaching at the university, we have a team at CiCS dedicated to supporting research, promoting collaboration, sharing resources and supporting high performance computing - all helping to further our international reputation for world class research.

To showcase the exciting work being carried out by Sheffield research groups and look to the research computing horizon we host a prestigious annual HPC@Sheffield High Performance Computing event. Organised by the Research Computing Advisory Group, the 2014 event, taking place in March, covers a diverse range of research interests with the themes 'High Performance Processing, Big Data and Visualisation'.

With a welcome from the Vice Chancellor, the event features presentations from leading Sheffield
research groups, an exhibition space for vendors including Matlab, Dell, SGI, Nvidia and Simulia, and a research computing demonstration desk hosted by CiCS. A key element of the exhibition is a poster competition which provides an opportunity for Sheffield researchers to showcase their work. 

HPC@Sheffield takes place on Monday 31st March and details on speakers confirmed so far are included in the full programme which you can access here, and you can reserve a place here.

I'm sure attendees will find the event useful and will be inspired hearing about innovative research ranging from the discovery of the Higgs Boson to the advances in evolutionary biology made by the revolution in modern genomics.

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