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HPC Symposium
Chancellor Building Room CB2.6, University of Bath
All day, Thursday 5th June 2014

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General Information

On Thursday 5th June 2014, the University of Bath will be hosting it's third  HPC Symposium. This symposium is for all staff and students who use or are interested in using the HPC service. The main aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for current and prospective users of the University's HPC service, aka Aquila, and it will be an excellent opportunity to network and exchange ideas with your colleagues. Hopefully the experiences you make and the people you meet will help you with your own research in the future.

The following activities are planned for the day:

Important dates

Local organising committee:


Science Programme

A full programme with abstracts can be found here: full-programme.pdf (updated 12th June 2014)
A preliminary programme for the day can be found here: programme (updated 12th June 2014)
A full list of paricipants can be found here (updated 12th June 2014)

Scientific organising committee:



There is no registration fee, but we need to collect a list of attendees and know numbers in advance to organise catering. If you are interested in attending, please register by Friday 23rd May by completing the below registration form and let us know (hpc-symposium@bath.ac.uk) if you have any special dietary requirements.


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Talks and Posters

Contributions in the form of talks and posters are vital for the success of the symposium and there will be prizes for the best talk and poster. If you are currently using the University's HPC facility for your research, we strongly encourage you to share your experiences with others at the meeting. You can also present your research if you are not currently using the HPC facility, but are working on a computationally intensive problem which might benefit from using HPC.

The following topics will be covered (list not exhaustive)...

Contributed talks are scheduled to be 15 minutes (including questions).

Instructions for authors

If you plan to present a talk or poster, please submit your abstract in LaTeX or Microsoft Word format and send your .tex source file or the word template in an email to hpc-symposium@bath.ac.uk by the abstract submission deadline of Friday 9th May. The best abstracts will be selected and a list of talks and posters will be announced on May 17th.

The LaTeX and the Microsoft Word templates are available below, please remember to rename the file with your username e.g. abstract_sac44.doc.

Oral presentations

We will have the usual overhead projector and networked University computer facilities for projecting Microsoft Powerpoint presentations.

Talks have been allocated 15 minutes for each slot (10 minutes talk + 5 minutes for questions). As we have a very busy schedule we will be quite strict about time, so please keep your presentation concise and allow sufficient time for questions at the end.

Submitting talks:

We will collect all talks before the session and use the computer in the lecture theatre. Presentations can be saved as either MS Powerpoint or .pdf files (it might be worth double checking that you can actually view the file on the University computer system). Please note that we will not allow the use of personal laptops for giving presentations because of the delays to the schedule this might cause. When submitting your contribution, clearly name the file with 'HPCSymp_' and your full name, e.g. 'HPCSymp_EikeMueller.pdf' and submit it before your session, and if possible the day before the meeting.

There are two possibilities for submitting your talk:

  1. Copy it to a USB stick and bring it to the meeting.
  2. Email it to hpc-symposium@bath.ac.uk [Please put your full name in the subject]

The poster displays will be in 4West foyer near the coffee/tea stations. The poster boards will be available in the morning for contributors to hang their posters.

Posters will be displayed during the entire duration of the meeting, and there will be opportunities to present your work during the coffee and lunch breaks. Please arrive in time to set up your poster before the meeting starts. Poster boards and tools will be provided in the 4 West Atrium area. There are NO special requirements on the format of your poster (size, orientation etc).