For the second year, Advanced Research Computing (ARC) held a HPC (High Performance Computing) Showcase day on Thursday 21 April 2016. The event was entitled Bringing HPC Alive combined with a Lenovo & University of Oxford Bioscience Day held the day before.
The HPC Showcase event included talks on the use of HPC in Oxford and beyond and Poster presentations from ARC users. As part of the day, an Exhibition area in the atrium and conference room at the Oxford e-Research Centre had stalls from various HPC vendors. Also exhibiting was Wee ARCHIE, a supercomputer made from Raspberry Pi hardware which is used by the Outreach team of the ARCHER national HPC service to introduce supercomputing to a general audience
Over 90 people attended the HPC showcase. Thanks to OCF, Lenovo and the Oxford e-Research Centre events team for assistance in making this year’s Showcase a successful event.