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Research Computing Symposium 2022 & Nimbus Launch Event

Join this large gathering of the Research Computing community. Hear inspirational speakers, share best practices, network and start new collaborations.

  • 22 Sep 2022, 9.30am to 22 Sep 2022, 5.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • The Chancellors' Building, University of Bath
  • This event is free
Participants of a previous Research Computing Symposium
Our last Research Computing Symposium gathered attendees from across campus.


Thursday 22 September 2022, 9:30am - 17:00pm

The Research Computing Symposium and Nimbus Launch Event

Join us to hear inspirational speakers, learn how fellow researchers use HPC to advance their research and share best practices.

Confirmed speakers include Richard Lawrence, IT Fellow - Supercomputing, Met Office and Laura Parry, HPC + AI Specialist, Microsoft. We will also have a varied lineup of contributed talks from University academics, posters and short three minute presentations.

The event is a great opportunity for you to network and establish collaborations with other users of the University's powerful high performance computing environments.

Outline agenda

9.30 Registration and refreshments in the foyer
10.00 Welcome and introduction

10.05 Official launch of the Nimbus cloud supercomputer,
Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor and President

10.15 Session One - Met Office's new supercomputing capability over the next 10 years. Keynote by Richard Lawrence, IT Fellow - Supercomputing, Met Office
11.00 Break and poster viewing

11.30 Session Two - Contributed talks
12.45 Lunch in the foyer

13.30 Session Three - Poster Session and short talks (3 minutes)

14.00 Session Four - Keynote speaker and contributed talks
15.15 Break and delegation photograph

15.45 Session Five - Contributed talks
16.45 Presentation of prizes

16.50 Close of symposium
17.00 Pizza reception in the foyer

Who should attend

  • Current and prospective users of Bath's Research Computing environments
  • Researchers and PhD students doing computationally and data intensive research


The Chancellor's Building has level access with double-width automatic doors and lifts inside the building. Detailed info about venue accessibility. The symposium will be held in CB 2.6.

Save the date and register your interest in the event.



Close to the centre of campus, The Chancellors' Building is a modern and versatile events hub.

The Chancellors' Building University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


If you have any questions, please contact us.