Supercomputing for the 21st Century: Advanced Modelling and virtual prototyping - A step change

18 September 2012
16:00 - 22:00
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG


Organised by the Research and Development Society
Sponsored by Intel, IBM and the Institute of Physics

Programme will follow once confirmed. 

Description
Please join David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science and distinguished expert speakers for a stimulating evening examining the new Strategic Vision for UK e-Infrastructure in which Government is investing £165m to ensure the UK maintains its competitive advantage; hear about key UK opportunities for Scientific Modelling and Virtual Prototyping; learn about the challenges facing Next-Generation Super-Computer Design and New Software Development and see how the new International Centre for Computational Science and Engineering (ICE-CSE) will ensure the UK maintains its global lead in this discipline.

Speakers will be the RT Hon David Willetts, MP, Minister of State for Universities & Science and Co-Chair of the UK E-Infrastructure Leadership Council; Professor Dominic Tildesley, co-chair of the E-Infrastructure Leadership Council and formerly Vice President Discover Platforms, Unilever Research and Development; Dave Turek, Vice President of Exascale Computing, IBM; Sean McGuire, Director, Strategic Government HPC Programs for EMEA, Intel; Dr Adrian Wander, Director Computational Science and Engineering Department, STFC; Dr Gillian Murray, Operations Director, Virtual Engineering Centre; Dr Andy Searle, Head of High Performance Computing, Jaguar Land-Rover.

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Registration Fees 
These include refreshments during the event and drinks reception at 20:00:

  • £35 (Members of IOP and R&D Society) 
  • £70 (others)

A number of free student places are available on a first come first served basis, and students are very warmly encouraged to join the discussions.

Register online

Contact us for more information: business@iop.org

Programme

16:00Registration and Refreshments
16:30Welcome and Introduction
Professor Colin Whitehouse, Chair R&D Society
16:35Key UK Opportunities for Scientific Modelling and Virtual Prototyping – The new Strategic Vision for UK e-Infrastructure
Professor Dominic Tildesley, Co-Chair of the UK E-Infrastructure Leadership Council
17:00

The Challenges facing Next-Generation Super-Computer Design and New Software Development
(a) Dave Turek, Vice President of Exascale Computing, IBM (20 minutes)

(b) Sean McGuire, Director of Strategic Govt HPC Programs (EMEA),  Intel (20 minutes)

17:40The new Hartree International Centre for Computational Science and Engineering - An Overview of the Exciting Opportunities for New Scientific and Engineering Modelling
Dr Adrian Wander, Director, Computational Science and Engineering Department, STFC
18:00Refreshments Interval and Networking
Includes the arrival of Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities & Science
18:30The Importance of E-Infrastructure and High Performance Computing for Future Science, Technology and Economic Growth
Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities & Science; Co-Chair of the UK E-Infrastructure Leadership Council
18:45

Key Opportunities for Next-Generation Virtual Prototyping for Blue-Chips and SMEs

(a) The Virtual Engineering Centre and its Multi-Sector Virtual Prototyping Activities
Dr Gillian Murray, Operations Director, Virtual Engineering Centre (15 minutes)

(b) State-of-the Art Virtual Prototyping in the Automotive Industry
Dr Andy Searle, Head of High Performance Computing, Jaguar Land-Rover (15 minutes)

19:15Panel Q&A Discussion (to include all speakers)
20:00Post-Event Drinks and Networking