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Sixth Annual DiRAC Science Day

Abstract


DiRAC is the integrated supercomputing facility for theoretical modelling and HPC-based research in particle physics, nuclear physics, astronomy and cosmology.
This September, The University of Edinburgh is hosting the sixth Annual DiRAC Science Day. Researchers will present scientific results achieved with this facility, and technical support teams will meet with industrial leaders working to supply leading-edge technical solutions. The day will be splitted in a plenary session in the morning and two parallel sessions (science & technical) in the afternoon. The event will be closed by a poster session. There will be 2 prizes given to posters judged to be 'the best'.
Attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts for the science parallel session and posters. Please register by using the registration form in the left side menu. If you wish to contribute to the event, please submit an abstract using the form in the same menu.
Registration is open until the 2nd of September, abstract submission is closed .
Limited funding for PhD student expenses is provided courtesy of our sponsor Mellanox. All the funding available for student travel is now gone .
Accommodation in Edinburgh is easy to find on standard booking websites. You might also want to try the Pollock Halls owned by the university at http://www.edinburghfirst.co.uk/for-accommodation/pollock-halls/ .


Local organising committee: Peter Boyle, Luigi Del Debbio, Antonin Portelli (chair).


The DiRAC Science Day is supported by:

Additional sponsors: Cray, DDN, Lenovo, Mellanox, OCF, Seagate.


Timetable

See the full timetable on Indico

Sessions

8 Sep 2016
Plenary session

09:30—09:50
Opening (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Yates, Jeremy (DiRAC)
09:50—10:15
DiRAC discussion (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Davies, Christine (University of Glasgow)
10:15—10:45
Simulating realistic galaxy clusters (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Henson, Monique A. (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester)
10:45—11:15
UKQCD review (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
11:15—11:45
Gravitational waves, numerical relativity, and measuring black holes (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Hannam, Mark (Cardiff University)

8 Sep 2016
Lunch & poster session

11:45—13:00
Magnetic fields in galaxies: the small-scale dynamo in a cosmological context (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Martin-Alvarez, Sergio (University of Oxford)
11:45—13:00
GRChombo: Numerical relativity with adaptive mesh refinement (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Helfer, Thomas (Kings College London)
11:45—13:00
Measuring non-Gaussianity in galaxy surveys: a new window on the Universe (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Paul SHELLARD (University of Cambridge)
11:45—13:00
Semi-leptonic B−decays (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Oliver WITZEL (University of Edinburgh)
11:45—13:00
The MACSIS Project: Simulating the giants of the Universe (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Henson, Monique A. (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester)
11:45—13:00
Impacts of nuclear physics uncertainty on nucleosynthesis on a Monte-Carlo Method (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Nishimura, Nobuya (Keele University)
11:45—13:00
Recent Results from the Multi-dimensional Stellar Implicit Code (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Goffrey, Tom (University of Exeter)
11:45—13:00
The Spin of the Proton (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
11:45—13:00
Radiative transfer simulations of the lyman alpha forest: Does the QSOs dominate the UVB at z~6 ? (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Chardin, Jonathan (Institute of Astronomy (IOA) and Kavli Institute for Cosmology Cambridge (KICC), University of Cambridge)
11:45—13:00
Radiation hydrodynamics of mini-haloes and their contribution to reionisation (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Kimm, Taysun (KICC and IoA, University of Cambridge)
11:45—13:00
Exploring Large Scale Flows and Molecular Cloud Formation in Galaxy Simulations (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Ramon Fox, Gerardo (University of St. Andrews)
11:45—13:00
Galactic Feedback and the Circumgalactic Medium (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Richardson, Mark (University of Oxford)
11:45—13:00
Models of Fully-Convective Stars: Differential Rotation, Meridional Circulation and Residual Entropy (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Sainsbury-Martinez, Felix (University of Exeter)
11:45—13:00
COSMOS Intel Parallel Computing Centre: from algorithms to architectures (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Paul SHELLARD (University of Cambridge)
11:45—13:00
Shaken and stirred - the role of turbulence, rotation, magnetism, and radiation in the formation of protostars (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Lewis, Benjamin (University of Exeter)
11:45—13:00
SWIFT - Vectorisation (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Willis, James (ICC, Durham University)
11:45—13:00
Dynamical perturbations on cosmic string solutions in full general relativity (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Helfer, Thomas (Kings College London)
11:45—13:00
Using the AREPO code to study the ISM (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Smith, Rowan (University of Manchester)
11:45—13:00
3D Hydrodynamic Simulations of the Carbon Shell in a Massive Star (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Cristini, Andrea (Keele University)
11:45—13:00
Grid: A next generation data parallel C++ QCD library (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Yamaguchi, Azusa (Software Architect)
11:45—13:00
Multigrid for Chiral Fermions (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
11:45—13:00
The intergalactic medium at the end of reionization (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Keating, Laura (Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge)
11:45—13:00
D and D_s decay constants from Domain Wall Fermions with physical pion masses (1h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Tsang, Justus Tobias (University of Southampton)

8 Sep 2016
Science parallel session

13:00—13:30
THE HVP contribution to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Davies, Christine (University of Glasgow)
13:30—13:50
Robustness of Inflation to Inhomogenous Inflation (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Lim, Eugene (King's College London)
13:50—14:10
A critical view of the interstellar medium modelling in cosmological simulations (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Smith, Matthew (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge)
14:10—14:30
Magnetic fields in galaxies: the small-scale dynamo in a cosmological context (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Martin-Alvarez, Sergio (University of Oxford)

8 Sep 2016
Technical parallel session

13:00—13:30
Emerging technologies (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
13:30—13:50
Grid, a next generation data parallel C++ library (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Guido COSSU (Edinburgh University)
13:50—14:10
An Overview of the DiRAC-3 Benchmark Suite (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Rollins, Richard (DiRAC / University of Manchester)
14:10—14:30
SWIFT - Scaling on next generation architectures (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Willis, James (ICC, Durham University)

8 Sep 2016
Science parallel session

15:00—15:20
From seed to supermassive: growing black holes at high redshift (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Beckmann, Ricarda (University of Oxford)
15:20—15:40
Planet formation and disc evolution (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Booth, Richard (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK)
15:40—16:00
Modelling the birth of a star (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Wurster, James (University of Exeter)

8 Sep 2016
Technical parallel session

15:00—15:30
Co-design of Cray Software Components (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Tate, Adrian (Cray)
15:30—16:00
AAAI, Cloud & Data Managment; DiRAC in the National E-Infrastructure (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Yates, Jeremy (DiRAC)

Attendees

The following have registered to attend this workshop:

List of attendees
First Name Last Name Affiliation
Adrian Jenkins Durham
Adrian Tate Cray
Alan Real University of Leeds
Andrew Dean OCF plc
Andrew Lytle University of Glasgow
Andrew Richardson Intel
Andrew Turner EPCC, The University of Edinburgh
Antonin Portelli The University of Edinburgh
Azusa Yamaguchi Software Architect
Benjamin Lewis University of Exeter
Chris Bouchard University of Glasgow
Chris Weeden Seagate
Christine Davies University of Glasgow
Clare Jenner UCL/DiRAC
Colin Bridger Mellanox
Colin Smythe Dunelm Services Limited
Craig McNeile Plymouth University
Darren Harkins Mellanox
David Coughlin DELL
David Taylor Spectra Logic
Derek Burke Seagate
Eduardo Martinez Lenovo
Eric Aulagne Cray
Eric Fauvet Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Eric Tittley University of Edinburgh
Eugene Lim King's College London
Felix Sainsbury-Martinez University of Exeter
Georgina Ellis OCF
Gerardo Ramon Fox University of St. Andrews
Guido Cossu The University of Edinburgh
James Willis ICC, Durham University
James Wurster University of Exeter
Jeremy Yates DiRAC
Jim Roche Lenovo UK
John Swinburne Intel Corporation
Jonathan Chardin Institute of Astronomy (IOA) and Kavli Institute for Cosmology Cambridge (KICC), University of Cambridge
Julia Kettle Edinburgh University
Justus Tobias Tsang University of Southampton
Laura Keating Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Mark Hannam Cardiff University
Mark Richardson University of Oxford
Mark Rothwell DDN
Mark Wilkinson University of Leicester
Matthew Bate University of Exeter
Matthew Smith Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
Matthew Wingate University of Cambridge
Matthieu Schaller ICC, Durham University
Michael Jullien Lenovo UK
Michael Watson University of Leicester
Monique A. Henson Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester
Mueller Bernhard Queen's University Belfast
Nicolas Garron University of Liverpool
Nobuya Nishimura Keele University
Paul Brook DELL
Paul Shellard University of Cambridge
Peter Boyle The University of Edinburgh
Ricarda Beckmann University of Oxford
Richard Booth Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK
Richard Bower Durham University
Richard Regan Durham
Richard Rollins DiRAC / University of Manchester
Rod Mcallister DDN
Roger Horsley University of Edinburgh
Roland Young University of Oxford
Sergio Martin-Alvarez University of Oxford
Shaoran Hu KICC and IoA, University of Cambridge
Stephen McLaughlin ATOS
Steve Davey Mellanox
Steve Smith DELL
Stuart Rankin University of Cambridge
Stuart Wilson ATOS
Taysun Kimm KICC and IoA, University of Cambridge
Terry Rush Seagate
Thomas Helfer Kings College London
Tom Goffrey University of Exeter
Tony Arber University of Warwick
Torben Kling Petersen Seagate
Wardrope Ian Intel Corporation
William Lucas University of St Andrews

Sixth Annual DiRAC Science Day

Higgs Centre Workshop
Lecture Theatre A, James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3FD
UK

Organisers

Key speakers

  • Yates, Jeremy (DiRAC)
  • Davies, Christine (University of Glasgow)
  • Henson, Monique A. (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester)
  • Nicolas GARRON (University of Liverpool)
  • Hannam, Mark (Cardiff University)
  • Martin-Alvarez, Sergio (University of Oxford)
  • Helfer, Thomas (Kings College London)
  • Paul SHELLARD (University of Cambridge)
  • Oliver WITZEL (University of Edinburgh)
  • Henson, Monique A. (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester)
  • Nishimura, Nobuya (Keele University)
  • Goffrey, Tom (University of Exeter)
  • Roger HORSLEY (University of Edinburgh)
  • Chardin, Jonathan (Institute of Astronomy (IOA) and Kavli Institute for Cosmology Cambridge (KICC), University of Cambridge)
  • Kimm, Taysun (KICC and IoA, University of Cambridge)
  • Ramon Fox, Gerardo (University of St. Andrews)
  • Richardson, Mark (University of Oxford)
  • Sainsbury-Martinez, Felix (University of Exeter)
  • Paul SHELLARD (University of Cambridge)
  • Lewis, Benjamin (University of Exeter)
  • Willis, James (ICC, Durham University)
  • Helfer, Thomas (Kings College London)
  • Smith, Rowan (University of Manchester)
  • Cristini, Andrea (Keele University)
  • Yamaguchi, Azusa (Software Architect)
  • Peter BOYLE (Edinburgh)
  • Keating, Laura (Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge)
  • Tsang, Justus Tobias (University of Southampton)
  • Davies, Christine (University of Glasgow)
  • Lim, Eugene (King's College London)
  • Smith, Matthew (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge)
  • Martin-Alvarez, Sergio (University of Oxford)
  • Peter BOYLE (Edinburgh)
  • Guido COSSU (Edinburgh University)
  • Rollins, Richard (DiRAC / University of Manchester)
  • Willis, James (ICC, Durham University)
  • Beckmann, Ricarda (University of Oxford)
  • Booth, Richard (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK)
  • Wurster, James (University of Exeter)
  • Tate, Adrian (Cray)
  • Yates, Jeremy (DiRAC)
  • Andrew LYTLE (University of Glasgow)