HPC Special Interest Group
The HPC Special Interest Group aims to promote the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) in academia and industry, by members working together and promoting best practice in HPC provision, management and support.
High Performance Computing can be used to enable much faster time-to-solution for research and to enable modelling of much larger, and of higher resolution, domains. HPC is used widely across all fields of science and includes "big data" problems.
Our recent (2010) HPC SIG Report illustrates the breadth of the work of HPC SIG members and examines the issues (and potential solutions) of taking up HPC to maximise research and development.
HPC SIG members are drawn from computing services in the Higher Education sector, representation from related organisations including the National Grid Service and funding bodies. HPC SIG has affiliations to the UCISA Infrastructure Group, the Campus GRID SIG, the NGS Collaboration Board and the Higher Education Data Centre Manager's forum. Please see our Terms of Reference for details.
HPC SIG meetings are held four times a year at differing locations across the U.K., with the next being Monday 4 March at The University of Manchester.
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