HPC-SIG Meeting Tuesday 7th March 2023 University of Southampton

Arrival at meeting: Please go to building 38 at Highfield Campus tomorrow when looking for the Hartley Suite, NOT building 40.

Building 38 can be found onhttps://maps.southampton.ac.uk/#17/50.93540/-1.39661/nojump,doorsnear the centre, or search for Staff Social Centre

The next HPC-SIG meeting will be hosted by the University of Southampton on Tuesday 7th March 2023 at the Hartley Suite, Highfield Campus.

Please register for tickets below to attend. Ticket registration will close at noon on the 20th of February to allow numbers and dietary requirements to be finalised with our hosts.

Draft agenda:

Note: the afternoon will be split into two parallel sessions, one focused on Technical content the other on Management/Strategic content.

09:30 Refreshments
10:00 Welcome and Chair’s Business
10:30 Session Title: Reframing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in HPC
Presenter: Cristin Merritt
11:15 Break
11:45 Southampton Presentations
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Technical session:
 - Open OnDemand (Thomas Green and Simon Branford)
 - Lightning talks:
    Simon Atack (University of Bristol), TBC
    Taylor Haynes (University of Southampton), Virtual Environments
    Jonathan Churchill (STFC), Who needs Infiniband?!
    Jacob Newman (UEA), HPC at the Norwich Science Festival
    James Richings (EPCC), ARCHER2: Application efficiency monitoring with ReFrame
 - Break
 - Discussion
 - Future topics
13:30 Management/strategic session:
 - Lightning talks:
   Andrew "Ed" Edmondson (University of Birmingham), Summary of the RUGRIT and HPC-SIG "Sustainability" Survey (2021)
   Simon Hettrick (University of Southampton), Help with building a new
HPC community in Southampton
   Andrew Richards (Imperial College, London), Building blended research computing capability at Imperial
 - Break
 - Discussion
 - Future topics
15:00 Break
15:25 Summary of future topics from streams
15:35 CIUK sysadmin breakout sessions
15:50 Wrap up, notices
16:00 Close


The closest hotel to the venue is the Highfield House Hotel (possibly fully booked), a 5 – 10 minute walk away. Then there is a Travelodge on Lodge Road, which is about a mile away from Highfield campus via a walk past the venue Campus or a walk down Portswood road. If those are busy there are options such as a Jury’s Inn close to the city centre, and a bus down to the campus is probably the best bet.