Invitation to the opening of the new High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster on February 14, 2019

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Opening of the new High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster on February 14, 2019

Wageningen University & Research will open the renewed High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster on February 14, 2019.

This new HPC will replace the previous HPC cluster to provide more computing power to enable processing and analysis of more data. A HPC is an indispensable tool which gives researchers to opportunity to explore data and models in a parallel and quicker way. The HPC can be used for a variety of research applications within the domain of the life sciences and living environment. It can be used for bioinformatics, modelling, simulations, analysis and visualisation of data.

Organisator Shared Research Facilities and Wageningen Data Competence Centre
Datum

do 14 februari 2019 15:00 tot 17:30

Locatie Impulse, gebouwnummer 115
Stippeneng 2
6708 WE Wageningen
0317 48 28 28

The opening

You are invited to this festive event on February 14, where the opportunities and technical aspects of the new HPC will be highlighted. From the point of view of research, education, and training, hands-on experiences from researchers will be shared. And the new name will be revealed. Drinks will conclude the event, where there will be ample opportunity to meet fellow researchers and HPC experts.

Registration for the event will be appreciated.

Programme

14.45h Coffee
15.00h Main programme
• Introduction and welcome – by Shared Research Facilities
• HPC and WUR Data Strategy – by WDCC:
• HPC in Research, WUR examples
- Dr. Laurens Ganzeveld, Meteorology and Air Quality
- Dr. Sara Diaz Trivino, Bioscience
- Joanne van der Meer-Verweij, MSc – Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter
• The HPC system – by FB-IT
• HPC Support and courses – by FB-IT and Dr. Jérémie Vandenplas, WLR
• Opening of the HPC
16.30h Conclusions and drinks


Shared Research Facilities and Wageningen Data Competence Center

The HPC is part of the Shared Research Facilities (SRF) of WUR. For this investment, SRF  joined forces with other WUR organisations, the Wageningen Data Competence Center (WDCC) and FB-IT, to support (big) data and data science for WUR researchers and beyond.