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New event to bolster HPC in industry

Scientific Computing World and the UK’s Hartree Centre have joined forces to organise a new event to foster the take-up of high-performance computing (HPC) by industry. The new one-day programme ‘HPC in Industry’ will take place on 4 December 2014 in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

It extends for industrial users – and those who might potentially want to use HPC in industry – the programme of the Daresbury Machine Evaluation Workshop (MEW) which has, traditionally, been more directed to academics.

This year marks the Machine Evaluation Workshop’s 25th Anniversary, and MEW25 will bring together the leading academic computational scientists from across the UK with the people who run the clusters on behalf of the academic community, and the vendors.

Based in Daresbury, UK, the Hartree Centre is part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), a non-departmental public body which receives Government funding. MEW is organised by the STFC’s scientific computing department, and aims to encourage closer relationships between research communities and major HPC vendors. The two-day event is free for academics and comprises a programme of technical presentations, an exhibition of the latest products and technologies by forty software and hardware vendors, and a series of parallel breakout sessions. 

This year, the programme will be complemented by the launch of a third day, extending the audience beyond academe, and focusing on the commercial application of HPC, data analytics, and visualisation. ‘The Hartree Centre works very closely with high-profile companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Syngenta, Unilever, and Bentley Motors to deliver competitive advantage by applying high-performance computing within their respective industries,’ commented Michael Gleaves, head of business development at the Hartree Centre. ‘The relationships we have with our industrial partners in those spaces, and with Scientific Computing World, will ensure that the HPC in Industry programme truly showcases the fact that to out compute is to out compete.’

HPC in Industry is free to attend. To register for the event, and for further details, please visit

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