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EPSRC Reference: EP/M019721/1
Title: Driving UK HPC enabled science and innovation through US collaborations 2014
Principal Investigator: Gorman, Professor G
Other Investigators:
Ashworth, Dr M Richards, Dr A Margetts, Professor L
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Department: Earth Science and Engineering
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 December 2014 Ends: 30 November 2015 Value (£): 67,787
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
High Performance Computing
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Information Technologies
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We propose a continuation of the EPSRC UK-USA High Performance Computing Network to underpin pump priming of UK-USA collaborations in high performance computing (HPC) related areas, with a special emphasis on developing the careers of young researchers in the field. The network aims to increase the competitiveness of UK HPC enabled science and innovation by improve the UK's community's engagement with USA's HPC community. A two pronged strategy focuses on supporting individual collaborations at the grass roots level through travel grants, as well as developing and maintaining links with USA university supercomputing centres, national laboratories and key organizations such as XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment); INCITE (Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment); and CASC (Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation).

In the previous year the EPSRC UK-USA HPC network funded 10, primarily early career, researchers to attend Supercomputing Conference (SC13) in Denver Colorado. This proven to be a popular initiative - we received 21 applications although the funding call was only advertised for two weeks. As detailed in our post-SC13 report this was found to be highly successful in creating new collaborations and professional relationships between the UK and USA. The network also catalyzed cooperation between CASC and the UK HPC-SIG. This has the potential to a unified network of across supercomputing centers at universities across the UK and USA.

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