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Research Computing show and tell

21 July 2005

Over the last four years, UCL has committed a significant proportion of its Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF) allocation to the enhancement of its IT infrastructure for e-Science and the provision of high-performance computational facilities.

Clare Gryce An active community from across UCL has grown around the use and management of these facilities and the research that they enable.

On the morning of Friday 15 July 2005, the Research Computing Sub-Committee will host its annual 'Show and Tell' event. The programme of this half-day session will include presentations from current users of advanced, centrally-managed computing facilities, explaining how their research has benefited and others explaining how the systems are managed and accessed.

There will also be a question and answer session and an open discussion on plans for expansion under SRIF3. The event will be opened by the Provost at 9:30am in the Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre and close with a buffet lunch and poster session in the South Cloisters.

£4.351 million from SRIF3 has recently been allocated to the development of UCL's Research Computing infrastructure. This event is an opportunity for researchers from across UCL to come together to discuss how this sizeable award should be invested.

Ms Clare Gryce, manager of the UCL e-Science Centre of Excellence, said: "It is vitally important that in planning the purchase of new equipment, we understand the needs of researchers from across the spectrum of UCL departments. To decide how funds are best spent, we must consult with both current and future users from all areas. This event will hopefully engage the UCL research community in the planning process and assist in the identification of areas and projects for investment."

To register for the event contact Clare Gryce. To find out more about UCL's Research Computing community use the link below.

Research Computing at UCL