8th Annual DiRAC Science Day
12th September 2018
Swansea University

On September 12th, Swansea University will host the 8th Annual DiRAC Science Day. The day provides an opportunity to meet others from the DiRAC HPC community, learn about what is being done by all the different consortia, present and view posters on recent research achievements and discuss training and support needs for DiRAC. DiRAC users will also have the chance to meet members of the technical support teams in person as well as interact with the industry vendors who supplied the hardware we are now exploiting.

All attendees are encouraged to bring a poster to present (subject to space availability). There will be two prizes awarded to the posters by students or PDRAs judged to be ‘the best’.

Registration for DiRAC Day is via Swansea University’s dedicated DiRAC Day website, where you can also find a link to Accommodation Booking on the Swansea University campus.


This year there are three other interesting events being held at Swansea University which co-incide with DiRAC Day….


Co-located Events
NVidia Hackathon
9th, 10th & 11th September

DiRAC is pleased to announce that Nvidia have generously agreed to sponsor a 3-day GPU hackathon in Swansea prior to DiRAC Day 2018. This event will provide the DiRAC community with the opportunity to explore the potential for GPUs in supporting their science.

The Hackathon is open to all DiRAC HPC users and we expect to be able to offer places to 5 or 6 teams of between 3 and 5 people each. Over the three days, we hope that several major DiRAC science codes will be ported to GPUs and that the teams who attend will gain the skills to assist other DiRAC researchers to port additional codes in the future.

More information, including the application form can be found here.


Hands-on Introduction to Data Visualisation
13th & 14th September

Swansea University are hosting a stand-alone training course on Data Visualisation to run on the 13th and 14th September. The event will provide delegates with a concise introduction to the art and science of applied data visualisation.

More information on this course can be found here.


SuperComputing Wales Research Symposium 2018
13th September

The Swansea Academy of Advanced Computing are bringing together the Supercomputing Wales community to give users a forum to showcase their research to the wider HPC community and network with other supercomputing specialists.

The event will include research talks, a poster session, and opportunities for discussion about the Supercomputing Wales project and SUNBIRD machine.

More information on this event can be found here.


(Featured Image Credit: Swansea University, UK)