EMiT2014: Programme & Presentations

The inaugural EMiT event, held at The University of Manchester on Friday the 11th of April 2014, included a distinguished list of invited speakers. Talks can be downloaded via links below.

Session Speaker Organisation Role/Division Topic Presentation
Registration & refreshments (09:00-09:45)
Welcome & Introduction (09:45-10:00) Dr Benedict Rogers School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering Welcome to the day and introduction to emerging tech related work going on inside the university
Session 1: 1 (10:00-11:00) Stephen Blair-Chappell Technical Computing Emerging technologies: Programming for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor. Presentation
Case Studies
Session 1: 1 (10:00-11:00) Dr Wim Vanderbauwhede Lecturer at the School of Computing Science of the University of Glasgow FPGA-accelerated High-Performance Computing Presentation
Refreshments (11:00-11:30)
Session 1: 2 (11:30-13:00) Prof. David Emerson Computational Engineering Group Emerging technology within the STFC.
Session 1: 2 (11:30-13:00) Erik Vynckier Chief Investment Officer, Insurance, AllianceBernstein High Performance Computing in Financial Services – Challenges and Opportunities Presentation
Lunch & Vendor Exhibition (13:00-14:00)
Session 2 (14:00-15:30) Dr John Ashley Senior Solution Architect GPU accelerated computing. Presentation
Session 2 (14:00-15:30) Prof. Rob Lamb Managing Director JBA Trust Early GPU adoption within an SME company. Presentation
Session 2 (14:00-15:30) Dr Ben Tordoff Lead developer: GPU and parallel algorithms MATLAB: GPU support in a high-level language. Presentation
Refreshments (15:30-16:00)
Chaired panel discussion & close (16:00-16:30)