What does the HPC & Big Data conference entail?


By Guest Contributor | January 12, 2018 | HPC, Big Data



This blog post has been written by Govnet Events, the organisers of UK HPC & Big Data conference.


Delivered by the UK's leading speakers within the technology sector, the HPC & Big Data conference presents a tightly packed agenda exploring the key areas of computational research throughout the public and private sector.

Delving deep into the latest technological advancements of HPC & Big Data, delegates will gain the opportunity to meet face to face with a strong audience of senior decision makers and budget holders. Innovations in exascale computing, artificial intelligence, upcycling, infrastructure components plus many more topics such as policy and real life applications will brought to the forefront of discussion. Kick-starting the day's agenda, Alison Kennedy, Director of the STFC Hartree Centre will introduce delegates to the streamed programme with her opening remarks as Chair.

Daniel Zeichner MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics, will explore the opportunities that Big Data entails, and will discuss the measures the government can take to promote better policy on data analytics by informing and empowering the public. The discussion on how exploiting HPC can change the way neurosurgeons will operate in the future guaranteeing improved outcomes for patients will be conveyed by Professor Peter Coveney during his morning session, who will also introduce ARCHER, the next generation of HPC and how an upgrade of HemeLB-code can make the best use of ARCHER.  

Monitoring and harnessing Big Data by The European Space Agency to create AI tools will be revealed by Dr Redouane Boumghar, Research Fellow in Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence during his afternoon session. Dr Redouane will explain how he manages a continual flow of satellite data to monitor crafts' status and behaviour in real time, identifying anomalies occurring as well as using machines learning, and embedding AI for early detection of changes in mission behaviour which in turn provides streamlined feedback to operators. 

The organisers are committed to delivering a multitude of benefits to attendees, and delegates have the opportunity to learn how identifying future trends can ensure business success, see how the UK has solidified its place in the world-wide HPC field, and also gain insights into practical applications of HPC to underpin research in environmental change, engineering and cosmology.

The HPC & Big Data conference provides many opportunities for networking between exhibitors and delegates to generate new business leads, create new industry connections and deliver proven ROI.  

Whether you're an IT specialist, work within central government, or a researcher, you will learn first-hand about new products that are being launched to develop an indestructible infrastructure. Register here https://ukhpc.co.uk/registration/ to attend the HPC & Big Data conference held at the Victoria Park Plaza, London on Tuesday 6th February 2018.