This one-day workshop on Core IT Technologies for Research Computing will explore how to use new technologies to innovate and create new services. It is being held at University College London on 26th April 2018.

You can register for the event using this link and a full set of slides will be available here after the event.

Workshop on Core Technologies for Research Computing
26th April 2018


Are you struggling to understand how to use new technologies to innovate and create new services? So that we can understand principles and detailed device characteristics a one day a workshop is being held at UCL to tackle these issues.

The workshop is aimed at:

  • System managers and system administrators
  • systems designers
  • academic staff
  • Data Intensive Science PhD students
  • Research Software Engineers

The main outputs will be

  • an understanding (and refreshment) of data movement principles and issues intra-PU to internet
  • How principles are applied to real systems
  • A briefing on the latest technologies
  • Networking and further discussions/followups

The workshop is not designed to replace local briefings of those of national events, but rather to develop the praxis of designing, delivering and running these types of systems so that as many people as possible are able to use principles and community knowledge to innovate in their respective areas.


Organiser: Dr Jeremy Yates
Time: 10.00am – 16.00pm

1000-1030 Coffee

1030-1130 Introduction to Principles of Data Movement in Computer Systems – just what is a computer system?

1130-1230 An Example of Data Intensive Systems – the Cambridge Service for Data Driven Discovery and an introduction to Data Hardware

1230-1315 Lunch

1315-1345 Examples of Industrial Applications of these Technologies

1345-1430 The Interconnect – Connecting Nodes to Nodes, Nodes to Data and Data to Data

1430-1500 The Processing Units – GPUs

1500-1530 The Processing Units – Power

1530-1600 The Processing Units – Arm

1600 Refreshments


Room G22, Pearson Building (North East Entrance), UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.

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