University of Bath

HPC Symposium 2018

This symposium is a chance for current and prospective users of the University's High Performance Computer to network and exchange ideas.

6 Jun 20189.30am
6 Jun 20186.00pm
Participants gathered next to posters for the HPC 2017 symposium
Join us at our next Symposium

The University of Bath's 7th annual HPC Symposium will take place on Wednesday 6th June 2018 in 3 West North 2.1.

The symposium aims to showcase the broad range of HPC-enabled research being carried out at Bath, and to provide an informal opportunity for current and prospective users of the University's Balena HPC facility to network and establish new collaborations.

We have a varied lineup of keynote lectures from technology and applications experts alongside contributed talks, posters and "flash" presentations by current Balena users. To reflect the growing interest this area is seeing, part of the morning session will be dedicated to machine learning. We will have keynotes from Timothy Lanfear, EMEA Engineering Director, NVIDIA and Prof. Giovanni Montana, University of Warwick, along with research talks from the ML community at Bath.

Registration is free, and includes refreshments, a buffet lunch and an early-evening networking event with pizza and refreshments.

Important dates:

  • 21st May: Abstract submission deadline
  • 29th May: Registration Deadline
  • 6th June: Symposium

Provisional Programme:

  • 9.30am - Coffee and Registration
  • 10.00am - Welcome
  • 10.15am - Session One: Machine Learning Keynotes
  • 10.15am - Keynote One: The GPU Data Centre for AI Timothy Lanfear, NVIDIA
  • 10.50am - Keynote Two: Prof. Giovanni Montana, University of Warwick
  • 11.20am - Break and poster viewing
  • 11.45am - Session two: Machine Learning @ Bath
  • 12.30pm - Session three: Lightning poster presentations
  • 13.00pm - Lunch and poster viewing
  • 14.00pm - Session four: Submitted talks
  • 15.30pm - Break and poster viewing
  • 16.00pm - Session five: Submitted talks
  • 17.00pm - Presentation of prizes
  • 17.10pm - Pizza Reception
  • 18.00pm - Close of meeting


If you are planning to attend, for catering and logistics please register online.

Abstract Submission:

Submissions are invited from current and prospective HPC users in all disciplines. The symposium will have two kinds of contributions:

  • Contributed talks: 15 min (12 + 3 mins questions) presentations
  • Posters: A poster plus accompanying "flash" presentation introducing the problem and the work being presented (3 mins with Poster+1 optional slide)

We particularly welcome submissions from graduate students, and the HPC symposium is a great opportunity to present in an informal and friendly setting.

Abstracts should be prepared in the Word or LaTeX templates below and e-mailed to

Scientific Organising Committee:

  • Dr Gael Donval, Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  • Dr James Grant, Computing Services
  • Dr Jonathan Skelton, Dept. of Chemistry