High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing

High Performance ComputingComputing technology is changing rapidly, making High Performance Computing affordable for even the smallest companies, opening up many new opportunities to use Simulation in Design. However, there are many potential barriers to the successful adoption of this emerging technology, and to understanding its implications.

This seminar provided delegates with an opportunity to learn about developments in High Performance Computing and Grid Computing with presentations from experts in the field, developers and consultants.  

Topics covered were:

  • Parallel CFD and FEA

  • Developments in Hardware, both at the detailed chip level, and also at a system level .

  • Cluster Management Tools .

  • Grid Computing and Engineering Analysis

  • Getting started and how to configure and size a system for your simulation needs.

  • New CFD Opportunities Through Advanced Modelling.



HPC, Productivity and Microsoft‘s Technical Computing Environment TC3
Neil Foster, Microsoft

HPC in Materials Science
Lee Margetts, University of Manchester HPC Centre


Innovation for HPC
Evgueny Khartchenko, Intel


The challenge of High Performance Computing, Past, Present and Future
Kevin Fox, Hewlett-Packard


Optimisation and Design of Experiments with a HPC Environment
Richard Harding, Dezine Force

Jaguar Land Rover High Performance Computing
Andy Searle, Jaguar Land Rover


HPC - A User's Perspective
Duncan Livingston, Frazer-Nash Consultancy


Maximise your Computing Assets with a Unified Workload Management Environment
Chris Derson, Altair Engineering Ltd.

Events - Cancellation Policy

Please note NAFEMS cancellation policy for all UK events is as follows:-

  • Cancellation up to 3 weeks before the event date: free of charge;
  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: 75% of registration fee non-refundable;
  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: all seminar credits non-refundable;
  • No show at the event: 100% of registration fee non-refundable;

NAFEMS will discuss the possibility of transferring to an alternative event/course, however an administration charge will be applicable.

This policy is subject to change.