Organising Committee

Dr Michael Bane

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MKB@HighEndCompute

Michael is an expert in the field of high end compute, founder of the GPU Club and co-authored the University of Manchester’s “Environmental Sustainability of IT Plan 2015-2020”. He has received international awards for his community contributions to coding and runs the High End Compute consultancy promoting use of energy efficient high end compute.
Dr David Topping
Dr David Topping

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David.Topping@manchester.ac.uk

David is a senior research fellow in the school of Earth, Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester, where he frequently uses emerging technology in his research activities.
Dr Benedict Rogers
Dr Benedict Rogers

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Benedict.Rogers@manchester.ac.uk

Ben is a Reader in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He heads the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) expert group which makes extensive use of emerging technology such as GPUs and was part of the DualSPHysics team that simulated 1 billion SPH particles for free-surface flow.
Dr Javier Navaridas

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javier.navaridas@manchester.ac.uk

Dr Javier Navaridas is a Lecturer in computer architecture in the University of Manchester. Javier obtained his MEng in Computer Engineering in 2005 and his PhD in Computer Engineering (Extraordinary Doctorate Award – top 5% theses) in 2009, both from the University of the Basque Country, Spain. Afterwards he joined the University of Manchester with a prestigious Royal Society Newton fellowship. Javier has a long publication record with more than 40 papers on interconnects, parallel and distributed systems, computer architecture, performance evaluation and characterisation of application’s behaviour. Javier is currently leading the workpackage on interconnects of the ExaNeSt European project.
Dr Stephen Longshaw
Dr Stephen Longshaw

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Stephen.Longshaw@stfc.ac.uk

Stephen is a Computational Scientist within the Scientific Computing Department of the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), based at Daresbury Laboratories in Warrington, UK. Stephen works as part of the Engineering & Environment group on applying large scale computing to (very) small scale problems using molecular dynamics, CFD and a variety of other techniques. Previously, Stephen was a Research Associate at the University of Manchester where he worked with Dr Rogers utilising GPUs to solve CFD problems.

 

Advisory Panel

Prof. Jack Dongarra

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dongarra@cs.utk.edu

Jack Dongarra specialises in numerical algorithms in linear algebra, parallel computing, the use of advanced-computer architectures, programming methodology, and tools for parallel computers. His research includes the development, testing and documentation of high quality mathematical software. He has contributed to the design and implementation of the following open source software packages and systems: EISPACK, LINPACK, the BLAS, LAPACK, ScaLAPACK, Netlib, PVM, MPI, NetSolve, Top500, ATLAS, and PAPI. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and SIAM and a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.
Dr Kirk E. Jordan

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kjordan@us.ibm.com

Dr. Kirk E. Jordan is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, an IBM Executive position in IBM Research Division’s Data Centric Soluitions in IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and is the Chief Science Officer for IBM Research United Kingdom (UK). In the UK, he established the IBM Research presence at Science and Technologies Facilities Council’s (STFC) Darebury Laboratory. He has vast experience in high performance and parallel computing. The Data Centric Solutions group is addressing the challenges involved in achieving Petascale and Exascale performance on IBM’s very high end system platforms, running real workflows and workloads on these large systems. In addition to his IBM responsibilities, Jordan is able to maintain his visibility as a computational applied mathematician in the high-performance computing community. He is a Fellow of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) and of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). He is active on national and international committees on science and high-performance computing issues and has received several awards for his work on supercomputers. His main research interests lie in the efficient use of advanced architectures computers for simulation and modeling especially in the area of systems biology and physical phenomena.