EMiT2014: Introduction

EMiT 2014 has now taken place (view presentations) and we are looking to 2015.

The event was sponsored by NA-HPC and EPSRC.

Computational hardware is changing rapidly. Two decades ago, all we needed to know was the speed of upcoming hardware, not its form or the state of its software frameworks. This is no longer true with new and novel highly parallel computing architectures that are in a state of constant flux being unveiled all the time.

This flux forces significant questions about re-coding and future proofing existing scientific software. The term Emerging Technology is beginning to be used to describe this continual state of hardware change. Unique in its aims and scope, this kick-off event will bring together experts to examine how to best take advantage of the changing landscape of computer hardware and overcome research barriers for fields such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational mechanics, life sciences, and financial modelling.

The EMiT (Emerging Technology) conference will cover the following key areas:

Aims: to identify latest trends in hardware development for novel computing; to share how best to exploit Emerging Tech by focussing on new techniques and their application and transfer to other research areas;
Themes: Scientific computing will form a strong element. CFD, computational mechanics, multiscale, computational finance, life sciences, atmospheric science, big data analysis.
The Inaugural EMiT Event is planned for Friday 11th April 2014 at The University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.


Please See below for a list of tweets from the day.