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ARCHIE-WeSt Showcase Workshop

University of Strathclyde, Technology and Innovation Centre
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 09:30 to 16:45

The aim of this event is to:

  • demonstrate the impact and success of ARCHIE-WeSt
  • showcase current activity that makes use of the facility
  • promote engagement with ARCHIE-WeSt

ARCHIE-WeSt is the regional Supercomputing Centre for the west of Scotland, which was established in 2012 by a £1.3M award from the EPSRC. ARCHIE-WeSt has been very successful, by facilitating over 300 publications, over £20M in successful funding applications and has supported over100 PhD students.

The workshop aims to cover as broad a range as possible of the activity facilitated by ARCHIE-WeSt and will provide opportunity for discussion and networking. There will be a poster session with a £100 Amazon voucher prize for the best Postgraduate student poster.

Lunch will be provided – please register below to assist us with catering arrangements.

Attendance for only part of the day is welcome.

Programme (provisional)



09.30 – 09.45: Welcome and Introduction Prof Billy Kerr
Associate Deputy Principal Research and Knowledge Exchange, University of Strathclyde
09.45 – 10:00: ARCHIE-WeSt: The story so far Dr Richard Martin
HPC Manager, ARCHIE-WeSt
10.00 – 10.15: HPC Tamagotchi: Feeding and watering ARCHIE-WeSt Bruce Rodger
Head of Infrastructure, Information Services, University of Strathclyde
10.15 – 10.30: 3D Digital Rendering of the Battle of Bannockburn Jared Benjamin
Production Manager, Glasgow School of Art
10.30 – 10.45: Making HPC more accessible to Industry: Recent advances in running structural FEA on ARCHIE-WeSt using ANSYS Workbench Dr Yevgen Gorash
Weir Advanced Research Centre
10.45 – 11.00: Industry Engagement with ARCHIE-WeSt Fiona Deans & Tanya Kay
Research &  Knowledge Exchange
University of Strathclyde
11.00 – 11.30: Tea & Coffee  
11.30 – 11.45: On helicopters and other vertical lift flying machines Prof George Barakos
School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
11.45 – 12.00: Fluid Structure Interaction Research and Development in Department of NAOME: Capabilities and Collaborations Dr Qing Xiao
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde
12.00 – 12.15: Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Ultra Precision Machining Process Prof Xichun Luo
Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management, University of Strathclyde
12.15 – 12.30: Finite Element ultrasonic simulations on ARCHIE-WeSt Dr Francesco Guarato
Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
12.30 – 12.45: Optimisation and Uncertainty Quantification in Aerospace Dr Edmondo Minisci
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde
12.45 – 13.00: Bone: a microstructural analysis Dr Phil Riches,
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Strathclyde
13.00 – 14.00: Lunch and Poster Session  
14.00 – 14.15: First-principles molecular dynamics and quantum mechanical simulations of the self-assembly and optical properties of cyanine dyes Anna Stradomska-Szymczak
School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow
14.15 – 14.30: A Hole in the Wall – Computational Design 
of Nanoporous Materials
Dr Miguel Jorge
Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Strathclyde
14.30 – 14.45: Molecular Dynamics of Ionic Liquids Prof Maxim Fedorov
Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde
14.45 – 15.00: Archie saves a biologist!: analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data Prof John Craft
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
15.00 – 15.30: Tea & Coffee  
15.30 – 15.45: Altogether now! Synchronisation of coupled oscillators Dr Gordon Robb
Department of Physics
University of Strathclyde
15.45 – 16.00: Predicting New Medicines with ARCHIE-WeSt Antony Vassileiou
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde
16.00 – 16.15: Towards a biologically-inspired cloud resource provisioning framework Amjad Ullah
Computing Science & Mathematics, University of Stirling
16.15 – 16.30:  Laser Driven Particle Accelerators  To be confirmed
16.30 – 16.45: Closing discussion and award of poster prize  
16.45: Close