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Welcome to the Access Grid events page. Here follows a list of events that have, or will, take place at the UCL Access Grid videoconferencing suite located at 66-72 Gower Street.


AGSC Workshop

Thursday 19 November 2009, 9.30am - 4.30pm

The AGSC Workshop will be transmitted live from Manchester at 9.30am to the UCL Central Access Grid. 


66-72 Gower Street, WC1E 6EA

Access Grid 66-72 Gower Street


Access Grid Studio Room 205

Access Grid desk with monitor and PC



The workshop sessions currently include the following topics:


•    AGSC Support & Services
•    Introduction to the Access Grid
•    Troubleshooting for Successful Meetings
•    Networking and Firewalls in the Access Grid
•    Basic Audio Equipment
•    Guest Speaker Jitesh Gajjar - MAGIC Maths

The workshop will also include 2 practical demonstration sessions:


•    Software demonstration
•    Audio troubleshooting demonstration

If you would like to attend this event then please either email or telephone Desmond Walker at the following contact details and you will be registered.

Email: desmond.walker@ucl.ac.uk or Tel. ext: 09356


Cray Supercomputers and HECToR

Friday 8 May 2009, 15:00 hrs

HECToR (High-End Computing Terascale Resource) is the UK's national supercomputing service. A public project funded by the UK government, HECToR services UK-based academic research and provides support for the development of innovative computational technologies used in industry and commerce.


Cray Inc. is a global leader in purpose-built supercomputers, a tradition which stretches back to the ground breaking Cray 1 in 1976. Cray has provided high-performance computational power for UK’s national computing services since 1994. For HECToR, Cray has developed a unique range of supercomputing systems.


On Friday 8th May 2009, Cray will be presenting examples of its current installation of HECToR. They will be showing the upgrade route of HECToR to phase 2 (up to 400TFlops) and phase 3 (1PetaFlop), as well as a roadmap of the new family of products. The roadmap includes speculative routes beyond 2013 onwards to 2020: ideas include not just a new general purpose supercomputer but also the opportunity to deploy specialist machines.


This informal seminar will be transmitted live from Manchester at 3pm, to the UCL Central Access Grid, Room 205, 66 – 72 Gower Street.


If you would like to attend this event then please either email or telephone Desmond Walker at the following contact details and you will be registered.

Email: desmond.walker@ucl.ac.uk or Tel. ext: 09356


Access Grid Support Centre Workshop

Thursday 23 April 2009

The Access Grid Support Centre (AGSC) is delivering a videoconferencing training workshop on Thursday 23 April 2009. This event can be attended by visiting the UCL Central Access Grid, Room 205, 66 - 72 Gower Street.

The AGSC training workshop videoconference, will be transmitted live from Manchester and will allow users to interact, use and share applications in real-time, whilst also giving users advice on how to get the best out of the Access Grid.

Access Grid Manchester


If you would like to attend this event then please either email or telephone Desmond Walker at the following contact details and you will be registered.

Email: desmond.walker@ucl.ac.uk or Tel. ext: 09356


For further information please select the link below...

http://www.ja.net/documents/services/video/agendaapril2009.pdf [Link to longer available]


Concurrent Projection and Acquisition

by Martin Naef, Digital Design Studio, The Glasgow School of Art

Friday 19th October 2007, 2-3pm Room 1:10, Kilburn Building The University of Manchester

This talk presents a line of work that combines digital projection systems with user acquisition. The blue-c tele-presence system for the first time combined real-time 3D user acquisition with an immersive projection system to enable a full 3D real-time remote avatar. Despite the technical break-through, the original blue-c acquisition system was not widely deployed due to its significant complexity and resource requirements. Instead, the tele-presence idea was further developed by scaling it down into a more affordable system that could be retrofitted to existing spatially immersive displays. Inverting the original problem, the Living Canvas initiative finally aims to restrict projection onto a performer on stage. It brings the concepts and technology from the aforementioned tele-presence systems into a completely new and exciting application domain.

Access Grid Information

Anyone wishing to view a seminar via Access Grid should note the following:

  • Virtual venue: University of Manchester (1.10)
  • Jabber room: uom1.10@conference.mcs.anl.gov

For technical assistance regarding the Access Grid, please contact support@agsc.ja.net. If possible, please let us know in advance if your site intends to join a seminar.

Further Information

For further information please select one of the links below...

http://www.kato.mvc.mcc.ac.uk/rss-wiki/ACM_SIGGRAPH_Chapter

http://www.rcs.manchester.ac.uk/research/seminars


High Performance Computing on SIMD Cards

by Professor Mike Giles, Oxford University Computing Laboratory

10th October 2007, 3:30-4:30pm Room 1:10, Kilburn Building

While Intel and others are developing general purpose processors with multiple independent cores, companies like nVidia and Clearspeed are developing cards with specialised chips with a very large number of SIMD cores, all carrying out the same operations simultaneously but with different data. In this talk, I will begin with a brief survey of the latest developments in MIMD and SIMD chips, and then discuss our recent experience in implementing a trivially parallel financial Monte Carlo application on the nVidia and Clearspeed cards.