5th BEAR USer Forum

The 5th BEAR User Forum was held on Tuesday 24 November 2009 in G35, Chemical Engineering. The program was:

10.00-10.15 - Introduction and Welcome from IT Services, IBM and Clustervision
10.15-10.45 - Hassan Hemida, Civil Engineering: Contribution of High-Performance Computing in aerodynamics of ground vehicles (PDF, 14 MB)
10.45-11.00 - Andrew Chan, Civil Engineering:The BEAR User Group

11.00-11.30 - Tea/coffee, sponsored by Clustervision

11.30-12.15 - Paul Hatton, IT Services: Service Development and Issues
12.15-12.30 - Hassan Hemida, Civil Engineering: The CFD Special Interest Group
12.30-12.40 - Roy Johnston, Chemistry: The BEAR Postgraduate Conference
12.40-13.00 - Sean Duffy, Director, IT Services - The HPC Strategy at Birmingham

13.00-14.00 - Lunch, sponsored by Clustervision

The afternoon was  given over to 4 individual round-table in-depth discussions between IBM, Clustervision and selected research groups on how the Strategic Partnership between the University and IBM may be of mutual value both to the group and IBM; possible benefits include access to BlueGene supercomputing  technology, emerging Cell processor technology, application optimisation support and involvement in the IBM PhD Fellowship program and Faculty awards. As a result of these discussions IBM will be supporting the research aims of all 4 groups in the most appropriate manner, including code optimisation, access to BlueGene and introducing IBM subject specialists to the project leaders.


Last modified: 30 November 2012