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Launch of National HPC Service and HPC Hub

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Posted on 9 February 2009

ICHEC would like to sincerely thank those who spoke at the launch and hopes those who attended found the day interesting.

We would like to invite you to take part in the forthcoming launch of the National High-Performance Computing Service (Stokes service) and of the National HPC Hub in  Dublin. This event will take place as part of a Seminar to be held at the Royal Irish Academy on Thursday 26th February.

A number of high level speakers will take part in this event, including Dr. Eng Lim Goh, Chief Technical Officer of Silicon Graphics SGI, as well as senior personalities from Intel and Panasas. Representatives from Irish higher education institutions, funding agencies and other National HPC Centres are also cordially invited.

Note that advanced registration is not required, anyone interested in this event is welcome to join us on the day.



26th Feb. Launch of the National High-Performance Computing Service (Stokes service) and of the National HPC Hub  
9:00-9:10 Registration  
9:10-9:15 Dr. Eucharia Meehan, Head of Research and Capital Programmes, Higher Education Authority Opening remarks
9:15-9.30 Prof. Luke Drury, e-INIS PI, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) e-INIS: the irish National Infrastructure
9:30-10:15 Dr. Eng Lim Goh, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice-President Silicon Graphics Inc. High-Performance Computing of Large Data in Science and Engineering
10.15-10.45 Dr. Gordon Graylish, Vice President, EMEA, INTEL Corp. Moore's Law, Alive and Well
10:45-11:05 Coffee Break  
11:05-11:20 Mr. Chris Weeden, Panasas Maximizing HPC investments and solving problems faster
11:20-11:50 Dr. J.-C. Desplat, Associate Director, ICHEC ICHEC and the National Hub for High-Performance Computing
11:50-12.05 Mr. Fred Clarke, University College Dublin Integrating UCD Research IT Service and National Infrastructure
 12.05-12.20 Prof. Ray O'Neill, VP for Research, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
High-Performance Computing at NUI, Maynooth
12:20-13:00 In House lunch  
13:00-13:20 Launch by Mr. Michael Kelly, Chairman, Higher Education Authority  
13:20-13:50 Mr. Niall Wilson and Mr. Gilles Civario, ICHEC An overview of the ICHEC Stokes service
13:50-14:10 Mr. Alastair McKinstry and Dr. Honore Tapamo, ICHEC Weather forecasting and climate modelling on Stokes
14:10-14:30 Dr. Michael Nolan, Tyndall National Institute Simulation of Materials: Growth, Reactivity and Design
14:30-14:50 Dr. Damien Thompson, Tyndall National Institute High-Performance Computing at the Life Sciences Interface
14:50-15:10 Dr. Niall English, University College Dublin Energy, Electromagnetics and Electrostatics: Nearing the Nanoscale via Molecular Simulation
15:10-15:25 Coffee break  
15:25-15:45 Prof. Stefano Sanvito, Trinity College Dublin Reading molecular memories
15:45-16:05 Dr. James McInerney, National University of Ireland, Maynooth Understanding the origin of the eukaryotic cell and its implications for synthetic biology
16:05-16:25 Mr. Niall Moran, National University of Ireland, Maynooth DMRG: Microscope for Exotic Quantum Materials
16:25-16:35 Dr. Dennis Jennings, Chair ICHEC Oversight Board Closing Remarks


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