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Research Computing Symposium 2022 & Nimbus Launch Event

Join in this large gathering of Bath's 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
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Our last Research Computing Symposium gathered PhD students and senior academics from across campus.

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

The event is a also great opportunity for you to network and establish collaborations with other supercomputing users.


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 Turbocharging research with cloud HPC + AI, Dr Stefano Angioni, Research Computing Manager (Acting)

10.30 Modelling clouds in the cloud. Keynote by Richard Lawrence, IT Fellow - Supercomputing, Met Office

11.15 Break and delegation photography

11.45 Contributed talks from the Bath's Research Computing Community

13.15 Lunch in the foyer

14.00 Poster session and short talks (3 minutes)
14.30 Contributed talks from Bath's Research Computing Community

15.45 Poster viewing and break

16.15 Future development of the Azure HPC platform, applications and intelligent services by Laura Parry, Senior HPC + AI Senior Specialist at Microsoft

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

Presenters and Speakers

We are excited to announce our first presenters and external speakers. Further announcements to come!

Talk and poster submission

Help us make this a great Research Computing Community event!

We have an open call for contributed talks and posters on all aspects of HPC-enabled research.

Submissions from all supercomputing users and groups are highly encouraged - from PhD students through to senior researchers and research groups. The symposium is an internal University event that provides a friendly and informal setting for knowledge sharing.

Submit your title and abstract. Deadline: Monday 22 August


At the end of the Symposium, we will award four Surface Earbuds for the best contributions to the Symposium. The prizes are kindly sponsored by Microsoft.

  • Best Contributed Talk
  • Best Poster
  • Runner-up Best Contributed Talk
  • Runner-up Best Poster

Symposium Organising Committee

  • Shaunagh Downing, Mathematical Sciences
  • Steven Chapman, Research Computing
  • Lee Nissim, Mechanical Engineering
  • Conn O'Rourke, Research Computing
  • Sanne Terry, Research Computing
  • Ji Wu, Chemistry


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.

Register your attendance by Monday 12 September.

Register now Help ensure we have enough tea, coffee and food!


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.